This many legged starfish seems to be clinging to the wall of this tank at the Vancouver, B.C., Aquarium, to stay out of the way of fish swirling about.

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

View Full Profile


  • lynn carter
    lynn carter5 months ago

    beautiful xx

  • thanks lynn, NICE FIND…

    – phil decocco

  • Vitta
    Vitta5 months ago

    Excellent capture!!!

  • Vitta
    these creatures were so nice to see in such variety

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton5 months ago

    I wonder if it holds true that all starfish have an odd number of tentacles. The ones we are most familiar with have five. This one has seventeen. What is the diameter of this one, Phil? Good shot. :-)

  • pete
    from one tip to the opposite one. I’d say abut 18 inches, so a pretty good size animal. Seems to me that I did read they normally have five and up in the odd numbers…also, they regenerate them when injured or sacrificed so the number changes…

    – phil decocco

  • metriognome
    metriognome5 months ago

    1 image/24hrs

  • MG
    thanks for your banner

    – phil decocco

  • tori yule
    tori yule5 months ago

    Congratulations! Excellent work!
    View your feature in our gallery here
    You can enter this in the May Features Challenge
    May 2014

  • tori
    many thanks for this one…always an honor!

    – phil decocco

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder5 months ago


    See features here

  • kala
    always an honor to be featured…thanks

    – phil decocco

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.