Culture Art & Media Photo: Pretty Little Anemone Packs a Powerful Punch 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 photo of the day comes from Bare Island, Australia. The white-striped anemone (Anthothoe albocincta), as seen in this photo by John Turnbull, measures in at a petite 1 inch in diameter – so teeny, so cute. And it is a thing of beauty; flowers and fireworks come to mind. But the white-striped anemone is also a sneaky warrior. To defend itself, it sends out thin stinging threads that can cause a painful itchy welt that can last for days. With friends like that, who needs anemones? 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.