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feather star crinoids in Kimbe Bay
January 2, 2014

Kimbe Bay's Movable Feast

Animals that look like plants, feather star crinoids sweep plankton from the waters of Kimbe Bay on the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. With 900 species of reef fish, the bay literally pulses with life—a movable feast for predators like these barracuda.

See more pictures from the November 2013 feature story "Paradise Revisted.”

David Doubilet speaks on photographing the underwater world »

Editor's Note, January 3, 2014: The caption has been updated to reflect the correct location of Kimbe Bay. It is situated on the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Photograph by David Doubilet, National Geographic

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