Art & Design / 08 December, 2011
Mushroom coral | Dynamic structure
This solitary coral doesn’t form colonies and is composed of only one polyp of either a circular or elongated shape. Symbiotic algae reside within the coral that provide it with nutrients through photosynthesis. Their beautiful tentacles form concentric circles that transfer captured plankton to the mouth as a supplement to their diet. In this close up image we can see how its radial structure creates a dynamic composition that evokes the journey of sperm in search of a new life.