Underwater Anemone Photographs

Underwater macro photographs of marine anemones, some of the most beautiful invertebrate creatures in the ocean. Professional stock photography of anemones.

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Urticina piscivora

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada, Metridium farcimen

Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada.

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Urticina piscivora

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Corynactis anemone polyp, a corallimorph,  extends its arms into passing ocean currents to catch food, Corynactis californica, San Diego, California

Corynactis anemone polyp, a corallimorph, extends its arms into passing ocean currents to catch food.

Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada, Metridium farcimen

Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada.

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Urticina piscivora

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Urticina piscivora

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Vancouver Island hosts a profusion of spectacular anemones, on cold water reefs rich with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, Metridium farcimen

Vancouver Island hosts a profusion of spectacular anemones, on cold water reefs rich with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island.

Oil Rig Ellen and Elly with invertebrate life growing on it and fish swimming around,  Corynactis californica, Long Beach, California

Oil Rig Ellen and Elly with invertebrate life growing on it and fish swimming around.

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Urticina piscivora

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Acorn Barnacle extends to feed in ocean current, amid colony of Corynactis anemones, Corynactis californica, Megabalanus californicus, San Diego, California

Acorn Barnacle extends to feed in ocean current, amid colony of Corynactis anemones.

Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada, Metridium farcimen

Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada.

Metridium and proliferating anemones cling to bull kelp. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, Metridium senile, Nereocystis luetkeana

Metridium and proliferating anemones cling to bull kelp. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island hosts a profusion of spectacular anemones, on cold water reefs rich with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island hosts a profusion of spectacular anemones, on cold water reefs rich with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island.

Anemones are found in abundance on a spectacular British Columbia underwater reef, rich with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, Metridium farcimen

Anemones are found in abundance on a spectacular British Columbia underwater reef, rich with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island.

Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada, Metridium farcimen

Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada.

Vancouver Island hosts a profusion of spectacular anemones, on cold water reefs rich with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island hosts a profusion of spectacular anemones, on cold water reefs rich with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island.

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Urticina piscivora

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada, Metridium farcimen

Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada.

Corynactis anemone polyp, a corallimorph,  extends its arms into passing ocean currents to catch food, Corynactis californica, San Diego, California

Corynactis anemone polyp, a corallimorph, extends its arms into passing ocean currents to catch food.

Colorful anemones and soft corals, bryozoans and kelp cover the rocky reef in a kelp forest near Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Strait.  Strong currents bring nutrients to the invertebrate life clinging to the rocks

Colorful anemones and soft corals, bryozoans and kelp cover the rocky reef in a kelp forest near Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Strait. Strong currents bring nutrients to the invertebrate life clinging to the rocks.

Colorful anemones and soft corals, bryozoans and kelp cover the rocky reef in a kelp forest near Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Strait.  Strong currents bring nutrients to the invertebrate life clinging to the rocks

Colorful anemones and soft corals, bryozoans and kelp cover the rocky reef in a kelp forest near Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Strait. Strong currents bring nutrients to the invertebrate life clinging to the rocks.

Oil Rig Eureka, Underwater Structure and invertebrate Life, Corynactis californica, Long Beach, California

Oil Rig Eureka, Underwater Structure and invertebrate Life.

The corallimorph Corynactis californica, similar to both stony corals and anemones, is typified by a wide oral disk and short tentacles that radiate from the mouth.  The tentacles grasp food passing by in ocean currents, Corynactis californica, San Diego, California

The corallimorph Corynactis californica, similar to both stony corals and anemones, is typified by a wide oral disk and short tentacles that radiate from the mouth. The tentacles grasp food passing by in ocean currents.

The corallimorph Corynactis californica, similar to both stony corals and anemones, is typified by a wide oral disk and short tentacles that radiate from the mouth.  The tentacles grasp food passing by in ocean currents, Corynactis californica, San Diego, California

The corallimorph Corynactis californica, similar to both stony corals and anemones, is typified by a wide oral disk and short tentacles that radiate from the mouth. The tentacles grasp food passing by in ocean currents.

Plumose Anemone, Metridium farcimen, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Metridium farcimen

Plumose Anemone, Metridium farcimen, Hornby Island, British Columbia.

Corynactis anemones on Oil Rig Elly underwater structure, Corynactis californica, Long Beach, California

Corynactis anemones on Oil Rig Elly underwater structure.

Plumose Anemone, Metridium farcimen, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Metridium farcimen

Plumose Anemone, Metridium farcimen, Hornby Island, British Columbia.

Oil Rig Ellen and Elly with invertebrate life growing on it and fish swimming around,  Corynactis californica, Long Beach, California

Oil Rig Ellen and Elly with invertebrate life growing on it and fish swimming around.

Corynactis anemone polyp, a corallimorph, extends its arms into passing ocean currents to catch food, Corynactis californica

Corynactis anemone polyp, a corallimorph, extends its arms into passing ocean currents to catch food.

Corynactis anemone polyp, a corallimorph, extends its arms into passing ocean currents to catch food, Corynactis californica

Corynactis anemone polyp, a corallimorph, extends its arms into passing ocean currents to catch food.

Aggregating anemones Anthopleura elegantissima on oil rigs, southern California

Aggregating anemones Anthopleura elegantissima on oil rigs, southern California.

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Urticina piscivora

The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Plumose Anemone, Metridium farcimen, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Metridium farcimen

Plumose Anemone, Metridium farcimen, Hornby Island, British Columbia.

Plumose Anemone, Metridium farcimen, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Metridium farcimen

Plumose Anemone, Metridium farcimen, Hornby Island, British Columbia.

Invertebrate life covers the undersea pilings of a oil platform,  Corynactis californica, Long Beach, California

Invertebrate life covers the undersea pilings of a oil platform.

Beautiful Anemone on Rocky Reef near Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, Browning Pass, Canada

Beautiful Anemone on Rocky Reef near Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, Browning Pass, Canada.

White plumose anemones Metridium senile with purple sponge and barnacle, Vancouver Island

White plumose anemones Metridium senile with purple sponge and barnacle, Vancouver Island.

Plumose Anemone, Metridium senile, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Metridium senile

Plumose Anemone, Metridium senile, Hornby Island, British Columbia.

Anemones are found in abundance on a spectacular British Columbia underwater reef, rich with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island

Anemones are found in abundance on a spectacular British Columbia underwater reef, rich with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island.

A corynactis anemone polyp, Corynactis californica is a corallimorph found in genetically identical clusters, club-tipped anemone, Corynactis californica, San Diego, California

A corynactis anemone polyp, Corynactis californica is a corallimorph found in genetically identical clusters, club-tipped anemone.

Orange Cup Coral, Tubastrea coccinea, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Tubastrea coccinea, Isla Cayo, Baja California

Orange Cup Coral, Tubastrea coccinea, Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Orange Cup Coral, Tubastrea coccinea, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Tubastrea coccinea, Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California

Orange Cup Coral, Tubastrea coccinea, Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Orange Cup Coral, Tubastrea coccinea, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Tubastrea coccinea, Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California

Orange Cup Coral, Tubastrea coccinea, Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Beautiful Anemone on Rocky Reef near Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, Browning Pass, Canada

Beautiful Anemone on Rocky Reef near Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, Browning Pass, Canada.

Beautiful Anemones on Rocky Reef near Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, Browning Pass, Canada

Beautiful Anemones on Rocky Reef near Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, Browning Pass, Canada.

Beautiful Anemone on Rocky Reef near Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, Browning Pass, Canada

Beautiful Anemone on Rocky Reef near Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, Browning Pass, Canada.

White and orange plumose anemones Metridium senile, Vancouver Island, Metridium senile

White and orange plumose anemones Metridium senile, Vancouver Island.

White Plumose anemones Metridium senile and Yellow Sulphur Sponge, Vancouver Island, Halichondria panicea, Metridium senile

White Plumose anemones Metridium senile and Yellow Sulphur Sponge, Vancouver Island.

Colorful anemones and soft corals, bryozoans and kelp cover the rocky reef in a kelp forest near Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Strait.  Strong currents bring nutrients to the invertebrate life clinging to the rocks, Metridium senile

Colorful anemones and soft corals, bryozoans and kelp cover the rocky reef in a kelp forest near Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Strait. Strong currents bring nutrients to the invertebrate life clinging to the rocks.

Colorful anemones cover the rocky reef in a kelp forest near Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Strait.  Strong currents bring nutrients to the invertebrate life clinging to the rocks

Colorful anemones cover the rocky reef in a kelp forest near Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Strait. Strong currents bring nutrients to the invertebrate life clinging to the rocks.

Plumose anemones and Bull Kelp on British Columbia marine reef, Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, Canada, Metridium senile, Nereocystis luetkeana

Plumose anemones and Bull Kelp on British Columbia marine reef, Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, Canada.

Aggregating anemone detail, Anthopleura elegantissima, San Miguel Island

Aggregating anemone detail.

Proliferating anemone with attached juveniles, growing on kelp stipe, Epiactis prolifera, Monterey, California

Proliferating anemone with attached juveniles, growing on kelp stipe.

Anemone mouth, Anthopleura elegantissima, San Miguel Island

Anemone mouth.

Submarine Reef with Hydrocoral and Corynactis Anemones, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Allopora californica, Corynactis californica, Stylaster californicus

Submarine Reef with Hydrocoral and Corynactis Anemones, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.

Tube anemone, Pachycerianthus fimbriatus, La Jolla, California

Tube anemone.

A corynactis anemone polyp, Corynactis californica is a corallimorph found in genetically identical clusters, club-tipped anemone, Corynactis californica, San Diego, California

A corynactis anemone polyp, Corynactis californica is a corallimorph found in genetically identical clusters, club-tipped anemone.

Orange Cup Coral, Tubastrea coccinea, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Tubastrea coccinea, Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California

Orange Cup Coral, Tubastrea coccinea, Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Strawberry anemones (club-tipped anemones, more correctly corallimorphs), Corynactis californica, Scripps Canyon, La Jolla, California

Strawberry anemones (club-tipped anemones, more correctly corallimorphs).

Anemone mouth detail, Urticina lofotensis, Santa Cruz Island

Anemone mouth detail.

Anemone on kelp, Monterey, California

Anemone on kelp.

Tube anemone, Pachycerianthus fimbriatus, La Jolla, California

Tube anemone.

Zoanthid anemones, Coronado Islands, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)

Zoanthid anemones, Coronado Islands.

Orange cup coral, Tubastrea coccinea, Isla Champion

Orange cup coral.

Proliferating anemone with attached juveniles, growing on kelp stipe, Epiactis prolifera, Monterey, California

Proliferating anemone with attached juveniles, growing on kelp stipe.

Aggregating anemone detail, Anthopleura elegantissima, Laguna Beach, California

Aggregating anemone detail.

Brown  cup coral, Paracyathus stearnsi, San Miguel Island

Brown cup coral.

Tube anemone, Pachycerianthus fimbriatus, La Jolla, California

Tube anemone.

Colonial cup coral, Coenocyathus bowersi, San Miguel Island

Colonial cup coral.

Unidentified marine anemone on kelp stipe, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Unidentified marine anemone on kelp stipe, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Orange cup coral, Tubastrea coccinea, Isla Champion

Orange cup coral.

Strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph) with tiny crab, Corynactis californica, Scripps Canyon, La Jolla, California

Strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph) with tiny crab.

Orange cup coral, Balanophyllia elegans, Monterey, California

Orange cup coral.