A pair of them. Family? Couple? Friends? So cool to see starfish in the tide pools, and don’t you love their almost jewel-like decorations?
I have an even better photo of a different, single one, but given today’s events, I want to celebrate two creatures nestling together, no “us” and “them,” just [apparently] friendly proximity. There’s plenty of rock to snug up against, plenty of seawater, and probably plenty of whatever starfish eat. I had a strange desire to tickle them but decided against it. I don’t know what starfish do when disturbed. Don’t need to find out!