Photographer: Elston Hill

Photo taken: June 16, 2019, at Tongue Point, Salt Creek Recreation Area County Park, west of Port Angeles

Photographer’s description: “A friend found a cluster of barnacles on Tongue Point. The barnacles opened up and then opened up what looked like lips and stuck out a thing that looked like a tongue. We had never seen anything like this. During the lowest tide of the year. Taken with a Canon 1dx Mark II and a Canon 180mm macro lens.”

Critique: “Nice job in getting close and using a macro lens to really show us the fine details of this almost alienlike creature. It looks exactly how you describe it and through your careful composition of this photo we get to enjoy something we don’t see every day.”

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