Exuma Islands, Bahamas, 2008


The northern part of the Exuma Island chain in the Bahamas are part of the Exumas Land and Sea Park.  While diving off of a weeklong dive charter, I was able to photograph these beautiful creatures swaying in the back and forth surge on a shallow reef.  Although they look like a flower or plant these are actually animals, worms to be exact.  They get their common name of Feather Duster worms because the radials look like the feather duster cleaning tool.  These worms extend their radials into the ocean to capture food and then feed it back to their mouth in the center of the radials.  The radials also act as the worms gills allowing it to breath.  Feather Duster worms can be found around the world, and can be larger, single animals or clusters of smaller worms like these.  Several bore into dead coral or rock and form small clusters that can be found around reefs.  Because these clusters are commonly found on shallow reefs there is usually a surge created by waves that makes capturing a clear image challenging, but rewarding.


You need some time to take several images of these and they are swaying back and forth in the current and the shutter lag on your camera does not always allow you to capture the image you want.  This required you to take several pictures to get one that is in focus and captures the image you want.  




Feather Duster Cluster

  • Image is printed on aluminum.  The aluminum brings out the colors of these images like no other medium.  


    The image may be cropped to fit the print size that you want, but will keep the essance of the photograph seen above.  If you would like to see what that looks like before purchase email jeff@orangediamonduwp.com, and a proof will be sent to you through email.


    11"x14" and 11"x17" come standard with a 1/2" natural wood wall float mount  16"x20" and larger sizes come standard with a 3/4" black wood wall float mount.  If you are displaying prints outside or in a wet area mounts can be upgraded to to an aluminum wall float mount.


    All prints come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist that tells the backstory of the photograph.  This should be kept with the print, and transfered with the print if sold.


    Prints have a UV resistant coating. This makes them extremely durable and waterproof. They fair well outdoors, but will eventually fade with prolonged exposure to the sun.  


    The prints can be cleaned with water or a mild window cleaner and a soft cloth.  





  • For any undamaged product, simply return it with its included accessories and packaging along with the original receipt (or gift receipt) within 14 days of the date you receive the product, and we will exchange it or offer a refund based upon the original payment method. In addition, please note the following: (i) Products can be returned only in the country in which they were originally purchased; and (ii) the following products are not eligible for return: Acrylic prints are sold as is and non-returnable. 


    For damaged products please send pictures of the damaged print and packaging to jeff@orangediamonduwp.com within 3 business days so the print can be replaced.  You may need to bend the metal 90 degrees and email photographs of the bend to receive a new print.  Those photographs should also be sent to jeff@orangediamonduwp.com.