Glen Cowans Photography


$470.00 AUD
Print Type
Canvas print edition - 50

Sea urchins like this one are very common amongst the reefs of Ningaloo and the Abrolhos Islands on the West Australian coast. Both reefs are bathed in the warm southern flowing Leeuwin Current which brings tropical water and with it tropical species down the west coast. This urchin used its spines to wedge itself into a small crevice in the reef and would stay that way until night fall when it would then come out to forage around the reef. Related to seastars, sea urchins have developed the protrusions on their bodies into quite painful sharp spines that also create amazing explosions of pattern and colour.