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ALIEN #11: Heteropod sp - aka Sea Elephant ~4cm long. One of the freakiest creatures of the abyss, this mollusc is very different from what we commonly think of as molluscs. The foot is not a foot, but rather a swimming fin on it's back. In fact, its quite a strong, active swimmer! While I've had the pleasure of studying and photographing quite a few heteropods, this is the only one I've ever seen with the appendage leading off to the right, which I can only assume is a feeding appendage. I have several other images from this encounter which show the full length of the appendage to be about 2x its body length, or about 8cm. . . . The Alien Collection prints are now available as squares, starting at 10x10" aluminum floats, up to 57x57". Its fine to get just an individual piece, but we're encouraging people to make a collage grouping (similar to our Ocean Essence Collection). Please inquire with one of the galleries for details. . . . . . . . . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #water_of_our_world #bg_underwater #thenakedocean #aqua_gallery #underwater #underwaterphotography #ocean_space #ocean_magazine #madeofocean #padi #ChrisGug #GugUnderwater #Gug #animalplanet #seacreatures13 #scubajunkies #macro_perfection #padi #seacreatures13 #fathomlesslife #bestscubaspots #just4diver #pelagic #blackwater #blackwaterdiving #nauticam #nauticamhousings #heteropoda #pteropod #seaelephant

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thistle_daughter

Sea Angel or Sea Butterfly of the molluscan group pteropoda 🦋🦋📷Brian Skerry

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hgossy

Looking much less like a space vagina and much more like a pteropod 🐌🦋 #limacinahelicina #pteropod #scientificillustration

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sammthebadhuman

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sammthebadhuman

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sammthebadhuman

Sometimes things don’t work out #wip #sciart #pteropod #flightpatterns #needtostartagain

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sammthebadhuman

Things are happening #sciart #pteropod #flightpatterns #wip

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sammthebadhuman

Studio at 6 am #pteropod #sciart

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eagleharborbooks

CliFi (climate fiction) is a real thing, and Alaska author Nancy Lord does it superbly in her book pH. Here Nancy (seated in front) gets ready to talk at our brown bag lunch. @counterpointpress #clifi #sciencenovel #pteropod #greatread

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celia.cackowski

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christiansardet

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alan_mizzi

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alan_mizzi

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alan_mizzi

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christiansardet

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rich_c_diver

A Pteropods or Sea Butterfly. These creatures often have a translucent, delicate shell made of calcium carbonate clearly visible in slide two. These creatures are planktonic mollusks, meaning unlike clams living happily in the mud, these creatures spend their entire lives swimming with the plankton. Inside the shell you can see the liver and internal organs. Pteropod means winged foot, and they use their foot like wings to propel themselves through the water. These Images are from a recent night drift dives off Palm Beach, Florida #uwmacro #uw #underwaterphotography #uwpics #uwlife #uwphoto #macrophotography #blackwaterdiving #natureflorida #sfups #uwpics #tinywildthings #palmbeach #pteropod #plankton #zooplankton #naturefl #pteropods #seabutterfly #invertebrate #invertebrates #mollusk #mollusca

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abi.the.bad

I ❤ this!!! All hail Mother Nature. Here is a Pteropod aka " A Sea Angel" (Photo by @paulnicklen ) ❤💛💙❤💛💙❤💛💙❤💛💙❤💛💙❤💛💙 - - - - - - - #thingsilove #thingsthatmakemesmile #colour #nature #naturephotography #photooftheday #photography #pteropod #seaangel #wow #coolstuff #allhailmothernature

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misswonderwol

No devil, not Batman: it is the gymnosomatous pteropod Clione limosima ... you may say Sea-angel🧚‍♂️ #pteropod #pteropods #shellless #seaangel #seabutterfly #deepsea #wonderfulspecies #nightlight #sealovers #handmade #sealifeaquarium #moodlight #belljarbeauty #inspiredbynature #wetfelted #wool #silk

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daham_sl

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tockagram

Pteropoda, познати како Морски ангели се всушност водни полжавчиња кои сè почесто може да се забележат во водите на Арктик. Нивните екстремитети се развиени во вид на крила, поради што го добиле и своето име. . . . #pteropod #seaangels #snail #slug #sea #seaworld #ocean #animals #nature #naturephotography #arctic #life #transparent #colorful #tockagram

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womanscientist

Take a closer look under the sea and you’ll find mesmerizing creatures. Here is an #antarctic #pteropod also known as a sea butterfly! These little shelled mollusks are sensitive to chemical changes in the ocean. #antarctica #climatechange #seabutterfly

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m.vanpatten

Pteropods in the deep sea. Photograph by renowned marine biologist and photographer Alexander Semenov. . . . . #pteropod #nature #deepsea #oceanography #marinebiology #motherearth #thursday #roygbiv

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paulmcrow

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soph1aelisa

from @starletters - Oh my goodness look at this. #Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday -

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yosoymrtropical

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diveyourchoice

#Repost @underwater_world_ (@get_repost) Some weird critters for the macro lovers! ・・・ 📷made by @gutsytuason - Larval Snail #anilao #philippines #nauticam #inon #squiresbinghamsports #pteropod #snail

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kathleenbenton.artist

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kathleenbenton.artist

Join me for the closing reception on Sunday January 7, 2018, 2-5 pm at #CatalystGallery #BeaconNY #SmallWorksShow. Over 125 #artworks by over 50 #artists. Everything priced under $500! #art #painting #prints #zooplankton #octopus #pteropod #kathleenbenton #Beacon #groupshow #acrylicpainting #acryliconcanvas #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting

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underwater_world_

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gutsytuason

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youniverse369

➰Life is a mystery➰ ・・・ “Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience.” Via @brianskerry 🙌🏽 @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday #animals #travel #travelphotography #travelphoto #macro #nikonnofilter

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the_barefootwalker

Curious fact: There is butterflies in the ocean and scientist just found out that even though gastropods and insects diverged from a common ancestor 550 million years ago, sea butterflies use the same clap-and-fling mechanism flies use! . Credit for this shot goes @natgeo Make sure to follow them for more awesome shots like this! . Follow us on Facebook ( Link in Bio!) and tag your pictures with #thebarefootwalker for a possible feature here! . #seabutterfly #pteropod #flying #beautiful #oceans #scubadiving #diving #nature #ilovediving #invertebrates #fish #fishporn #instafish #coral #reef #tropical #tropicalfish #photooftheday #didyouknow #beautiful #ocean #biology #marinebiology #underwaterphotography

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the_story_of_a_biologist

The microscopic shell and colored nervous system of pteropod mollusk. The dataset is generated by my colleague Viacheslav Dyachuk. #pteropod #biodiversity #diving #invertebrate #marinebiology #ocean #microscopy #confocal #mollusk #plankton #seaofjapan #zooplankton

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tatjana_krizmanic_artist

#Repost @brianskerry (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday #animals #travel #travelphotography #travelphoto #macro #nikonambassador #nikonnofilter #nikonlove

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amberisthecolourofyourenergy

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gemcandykid

#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo

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renaissancemap

Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeo @bbcearth #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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kathleenbenton.artist

Thanks 🙏 @erica_hauser for sharing #CatalystGallery ’s #SmallWorks Show selections. Check out her posts for more #art bargains under $500! Better yet, go see the #exhibition, through January 7, in #BeaconNY. #painting #artexhibit #artforsale #kathleenbenton #octopus #pteropod #gallery #groupshow #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting

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kwicksylver

#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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nationalgeographicandscience

Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday #animal

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jay_sinabro

#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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kokirikesali

I was so amazed by this picture by @brianskerry of a tiny pteropod swimming on the winter seas of Hokkaido that I had to turn it in to a watercolour. Swipe for the real art piece. Isn't amazing? something so small and yet so unique and marvelous. #handpainted #traditional #watercolor #nature #underwater #sea #pteropod #japan #hokkaido #brianskerry #photography #sea #angel 💙

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bundlehaber

Deniz Melekleri:Fotoğraflanması çok zor, kibrit kutusu büyüklüğündeki bu deniz canlıları Japonya'nın Hokkaido Adası yakınlarındaki buz kalıplarıyla kaplı denizlerin altında yaşarlar. Pteropod olarak adlandırılan bu canlılar, küçük kanatlarını kullanarak bir sineğin uçuşuna benzer manevralarla ilerlerler. @natgeo Fotoğraf: @brianskerry #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday #animals #travel #travelphotography #travelphoto #macro

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kathleenbenton.artist

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monikab.art

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mystic_bazaar

Holy Daze Mood ✨✨✨ #Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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coryberbesi

@Regranned from @brianskerry - Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday #animals #travel #travelphotography #travelphoto #macro #nikonambassador #nikonnofilter #nikonlove - #regrann

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fredinlondon

Sea Angel photographed by @brianskerry in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. I wish you all a Christmas as beautiful as this incredible creature! #christmasspirit #seaangel #pteropod #savetheocean #christmas2017

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lulumovi

#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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yesim_dizdaroglu

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brianskerry

Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday #animals #travel #travelphotography #travelphoto #macro #nikonambassador #nikonnofilter #nikonlove

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worldoceansday

#Repost @natgeo⠀ ・・・⠀ Photo by @BrianSkerry. ⠀ Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. ⠀ Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. ⠀ To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram!⠀ @thephotosociety @natgeocreative#sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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soylakariok

#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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avtramontano

Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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turtleflowyoga

May the sea angels bring you miracles and love this holiday season. Nature never seize to amaze me. 😇💖 #Repost @natgeo (@get_repost) Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday #nature #miracle #love #yoga #inspiration

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beyonder_s

Follow us at @beyonder_s . . . By - @brianskerry . . . Kindly route your querries to the owner of the photograph mentioned above 🔝 . Good platform to showcase your talent and your hobbies and all your stuffs you love to do... And also find good stuffs here @beyonder_s . Hashtag your stuffs with #beyonder_s . Do share with your friends in it because it's not just a photography page rather a platform for all who have a unique talent and creativity . So come and showcase yourself and your talent . . @thephotosociety @natgeocreative  #sea  #angel  #winter  #ocean  #pteropod  #hokkaido  #japan #underwater  #photography  #national  #geographic  #natgeo #photooftheday #natgeoshot #photographer #photoshop #photo

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yaninacossy

#Repost @natgeo with @repostapp ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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maria_elizabeth

Hokkaido was beautiful by land. Of course it’s #beautiful by sea. #Repost @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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water7apple

@Regranned from @natgeo - Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday - #regrann

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myriambecker

@Regranned from @natgeo - Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday - #regrann

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okmca

#👼 RG @natgeo: Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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lareva_k_lemorte

#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @BrianSkerry. Sea Angel in a Winter Ocean: A tiny pteropod - about the size of a Tic-Tac candy - swims beneath pack ice in the winter seas of Japan’s Hokkaido Island. Called Sea Angels locally, these creatures are found in icy waters and ‘fly’ through the sea on tiny wings. Though difficult, photographing such gorgeous creatures is a truly incredible experience. To see more underwater photography, and to explore the world’s oceans with me, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sea #angel #winter #ocean #pteropod #hokkaido #japan #underwater #photography #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday

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