This is. . . .
A. The gills of a tropical fish.
B. A satellite photo of the Bahamas.
C. A blue-green fungus sometimes called Green Stain.
D. A UV photograph of the center of a miniature carnation.
E. Algae along the edge of a geyser.
F. A Cirque de Soleil costume.
It's actually B, a satellite image of the Bahamas - and kudos to you if you got it, since it's not what you'd usually expect from a satellite! See a slideshow of 24 more stunning aerial photos at NY Daily News.
photo by USGS National Center for EROS and NASA Landsat Project Science Office
I was going to guess A.
The boats gave it away...
Wild! I figured it was something under the sea, but much smaller!!
I'm a geologist. The ripple marks were a dead give-away.
Funny, that, I was going to go with C before I read the comments...I'm sticking to it...just find the sequence funny.
Yeah, the little ripples made me think of sand/sea-shore...
It certainly *should* be a Cirque de Soleil costume!
My guess was A as well.
Wow-- the Bahamas option wasn't even in my top 3. Amazing!
Being that I'm from the Bahamas, this was fairly easy. : )