Purple and Orange Starfish on the Beach

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    A foreign woman ran up to me and put it in my hand and said "Here you go, starfish, be happy! be smiley!"

    This is the Royal Starfish.

    The Astropecten articulatus.

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    1. traboccoblu* 30 months ago | reply

      Bella foto

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    2. James Waghorn 30 months ago | reply

      Wonderful colours!

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    9. Nevena Uzurov 30 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image!

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    11. DrPhotoMoto 30 months ago | reply

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      Incredible color. How does it disguise itself?

    12. pongo 2007 30 months ago | reply

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    13. NANO CAT 26 months ago | reply

      Greetings, TheMarque
      "Thank you very much for posting a picture of the Royal Starfish, the photo is amazing, I hope you don't mind that I shared it on Facebook, and thanks for the information about the starfish, that great work too.
      Around 30 years ago I found a dead one washed up on Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida. {"That's about 30 miles south of Jacksonville, Florida!") "I have the starfish today!" After all those years; the colors have faded over the years, it's about half as colorful now, in away that's what time will do to many things, fade the colors, the memories are bight as the day I found a Royal Starfish when walking a shoreline on that stormy day many years ago.
      Best Regards,
      PHG

    14. babyvelvetqueen 19 months ago | reply

      I have 3 that were dead and I picked them up on South Ponte Vedra Bch on th Atlantic ocean, they are stunning!

    15. Shandchem 13 months ago | reply

      Beautiful coloured and shaped starfish!

    16. martha0723 11 months ago | reply

      This is a gorgeous photo of a very unusual (to me, anyway) starfish! I've never seen one like this. I love the way the surf is bubbling over the starfish. Just beautiful!
      [I came here from Facebook, where a friend just shared this photo (with a direct link thankfully).]

    17. BlueisCoool 9 months ago | reply

      What an incredible looking Starfish and capture.

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