Toxic Change

In the crystalline blue of the Caribbean the Flamingo tongue snail (Cyphoma gibbosum) can be found grazing on soft coral. Don't let their vibrant beauty deceive you, these snails have the unique ability of absorbing their preys' toxins and using them for their own protection. This comes with a drastic change from their natural pale pink to this mosaic-like pattern when threatened.

  • Katie Pogson
  • Date Taken:
    March 1, 2023
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  • Camera:
    Olympus TG6
  • Lens:
    High Resolution F2
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  • Shutter Speed:
    1/2 - 1/2000 sec
  • Aperture:
    f/2.0 - f/4.9
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Artist Biography

Marine Biologist with a passion for Underwater Macro Photography

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Photographed whilst on a placement in Honduras