Angel Fitor - The game of perception
Thirty five centimetres of undulating elegance sliding across the water makes of Aplysia fasciata the most spectacular flower blooming in the Mediterranean. Although in fact, such display of grace is not really a plant, but a relative of snails who lost its shell during evolution, and learnt to fly… underwater. The so-called sea hares are a group of opistobranch molluscs that includes the largest on its class, which most remarkable feature is the ability to get around by swimming in mid water using a sort of swaying wings. Image shows one of this suggestive creatures as seen from above during flight.
Location: Mediterranean sea, Spain
Tags: Angel Fitor, Aplysia, invertebrate, mollusc, sea slug, underwater