Tube worm detail, Serpula sp.


Tube worms are common but often dismissed as photographic subjects given that they are shy and will retract if disturbed. With their delicate feather-like appearance, they can be quite spectacular up close. In this instance a dark blue sponge provides the backdrop, creating contrast and highlighting the worm’s bright colours.

Port Hughes jetty, South Australia

Canon Ixus 980, 2 stacked Inon macro lenses, 1/60, f16, iso 100

by Phil Mercurio, South Australia