Culture Art & Media Photo: Anemone Family Adorns the Rocky Shore By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 John Turnbull / flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our reader photo of the day features a striking cluster of waratah anemones. You might think I'm just being cute in calling this photo by John Turnbull of waratah anemones (Actinia tenebrosa) a "family." And trust me, it wouldn't be the first time that I've anthropomorphized some poor creature. But as it so happens, these cool cnidarians have a certain type of family bond. The species broods its young inside the parent's body; when the babe is developed enough, it is spit out of the mouth and attaches itself nearby, creating a clonal cluster of relatives. Family values, anemone-style. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group.