Not sure if these urchin are dead or alive. But my son is good at finding them.
I'd say alive--they look moist
They are so pretty! (I know, I'm weird)
Great finds! I have always seen them dead and dried.
Alive. They dry up and lose all/most of their spines pretty quickly when dead. AAAAAANNNNNNDDDDD... I know because once I thought one was dead, so I took it for my collection, and it wasn't. But it obviously died, and it smelled horrendous. I felt horrible, but the stench was worse than how bad I felt for killing it.
Never seen these before. They look interesting, dead or alive... :)
Another vote for alive. Great shots!LOL@Louise... live and learn right?
Yikes! Beautiful photos, but I don't want to get too close!
i so enjoy your nature photos...those are awesome shots.one love.
They look alive to me. They are a lovely color.
My first thought was that it's alive. I don't think I'd like to touch it though?
Alive perhaps, but my guess is not for long. Sure are pretty though.