Prickly Twins

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Comments (15)

Derek Holzapfel on November 3, 2010

A pair of Giant Red Sea Urchins (Strongylocentrotus franciscanus) basking in the cold deep Pacific Ocean.

someGuyinmasset on November 3, 2010

Beautiful. You ever eat the roe from them? All I'm saying is make sure you have a wife or girlfriend before you do.

Derek Holzapfel on November 3, 2010

I have eaten them occasionally; being a bachelor, I have suffered the consequences...... :-)

Laurel211 on November 5, 2010

...ok, I'm just going to comment on the lovely colour and composition.

Derek Holzapfel on November 5, 2010

Hi Laurel, you are too kind. I am surprised sGm didn't jump all over my last comment. But he was busy taking 700 photos of waves. That would crash about all of us :-), take care Derek

someGuyinmasset on November 5, 2010

I was waiting for someone else to jump on that one.

els f on November 10, 2010

beautiful colours.. very good underwatershot! like, Els

Sanja Kosanovic on November 10, 2010

Excellent shot!


lenka kocumova on November 14, 2010

Beautiful gallery, all photos are beautiful....LIKE...Lenka

Derek Holzapfel on November 14, 2010

Thank you Lenka;



Derek Holzapfel on December 20, 2010

Thank you so much, greetings Derek

mik77 on December 20, 2010

VOTED and LIKE! Greetings, mik77

Derek Holzapfel on December 20, 2010

Thank you Mik, greetings Derek

~ Denise Cottin ~ on August 31, 2011

These guys can move surprisingly fast. Great shot!

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    by Derek Holzapfel
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