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09-May-2022 Christine Hanrahan

Fairy shrimp (Eubranchipus)

Larose Forest

Scooping out water from a trailside vernal pool (temporary pool) and into a plastic container in order to better see what might be found, we saw three fairy shrimp. These tiny Crustaceans are interesting little critters, swimming along on their backs, the stalked black eyes sticking out on either side of the head, they move with a fluid and almost magical grace. They are about 1/2 inch long and delicate as can be, enchanting to see and watch. After we'd both taken photos, the container was emptied back into the pool.

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Graeme15-Jul-2022 23:40
Superbly captured.BV!!
Dan Greenberg15-Jul-2022 00:24
Fabulous detailed capture of this very intriguing little creature. Yet another one that I had not previously heard of before. ~BV~
Jola Dziubinska21-May-2022 23:30
Fantastic capture with the shadow. V.
Mieke WA Minkjan13-May-2022 09:33
amazing photo V
John Vass12-May-2022 05:21
Well done Christine! V
Janet Forjan-Freedman11-May-2022 20:34
Very interesting and nicely captured!
carol j. phipps10-May-2022 22:19
Oh Wow! This is great! V
Don Mottershead10-May-2022 21:31
I'll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you... but not that one!
Nirvan Hope10-May-2022 19:50
Really fascinating. Love the frilliness of what look like little wings.
Helen Betts10-May-2022 18:47
How fascinating, and well captured with the shadow. V.
cits_4_pets10-May-2022 16:02
Wow, great capture of tiny fairy shrimp. Nice details and great shadow. V
pkocinski10-May-2022 11:59
WOW - such a fabulous, unique find and capture!
Isabel Cutler10-May-2022 11:35
Very nice! V.
janescottcumming10-May-2022 11:06
Very bizarre looking and what a great photo. V
Chris10-May-2022 08:33
Just fascinating, what a delightful little creature.
globalgadabout10-May-2022 05:36
an extraordinary creature, looking so light and amazing shot with such a tiny subject..
joseantonio10-May-2022 04:14
nice find and capture.V.
Don10-May-2022 02:53
Now that's a fascinating macro. I wonder what happens to them when the pool dries out, and indeed, how they came to be in a temporary pool in the first place.
Dennis Hoyne10-May-2022 02:39
what a cool creature and you got a wonderful photo of this little one.
Carl Carbone10-May-2022 01:46
Oh how neat! 'Sea Monkeys!'
Hank Vander Velde10-May-2022 01:43
Great photo of this neat little Fairy Shrimp Christine. I appreciate your good description too.
hayl10-May-2022 01:22
What a neat photo complete with shadow. Well done.
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