Photo of the day – Sea Anemone Eating Crab
August 11, 2008
Sea Anemone Eating Crab, Washington, 1999
Photograph by George Grall
A giant green sea anemone eats a red cancer crab in a tidal pool in Washington’s Clallam Bay. These carnivorous invertebrates snare their prey by firing a hooked filament into their victims, paralyzing them with a potent neurotoxin before engulfing the unlucky prey.
(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “The Pools of Spring,” April 1999, National Geographic magazine)