Photo of the Day

November 10, 2017

Friends and Anemones

A clownfish hides within a sea anemone in the waters off Indonesia. Clownfish always make their homes in anemones, and the species share a mutually beneficial, or symbiotic, relationship. The anemone's stinging tentacles ward off fish that predate on clownfish. In return, the clownfish clean the anemone, and its waste provides nutrients for the anemone. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Gregory Piper, National Geographic Your Shot

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