Return to the Sea Wallpaper Menu

Orange Gorgonian

This image of an orange gorgonian was taken by the creator of Sea and Sky. Sometimes referred to as sea fans, gorgonians are formed by a colony of tiny coral polyps. Though they look like plants, gorgonian corals are actually animals. The coral polyp are closely related to sea anemones. The tiny polyps sue their feathery tentacles to capture tiny plankton and other food from the seawater. There are 500 different species of gorgonians found in the oceans of the world.

To download this image, select the image size you wish to download by clicking the links below and then follow your Web browser's procedures for saving the image. For Internet Explorer, simply right-click the image and select "Save Picture As..." to save the image to your computer. You can also choose "Set as background" to set the image as your computer's background image.

Orange Gorgonian wallpaper