Photo of the day – Sea Anemone Eating Crab

National Geographic

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)

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