Hawaiian Feather Duster Worm (2018-09-01 15-23-27a)
This really is a worm. It belongs to the same phylum (Annelida) as the earthworms. However this one dialed it up a notch in the looks department and lives on coral reefs.
Hawaiian Feather Duster Worm – Phylum Annelida : Class Polychaeta : Order Sabellida : Family Sabellidae : Genus Sabellastarte
The purple thing is not part of the worm. It’s an anemone.
The photo was taken at the PetCo store at 6236 North Western Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
I took the photo using a Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone and edited using Luminar 2018. I started by using the erase tool to get rid of some spots in the water and reflections from the aquariium light on the rock. Then I used RAW Develop to boost the contrast and clarity. I added the Accent-AI, Polarizing, Structure and Denoise filters and used the Brilliance/Warmth filter to increase the vividness and warmth.
Photo © 2018 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.