Yes, this is an animal. The Spanish dancer (Hexabranchus sanguineus - meaning "blood-colored six-gills") is a dorid nudibranch (sea slug). I think it's great color and design inspiration for a crocheted afghan.
Majestic Diving Photography that will Give You Scuba Thirst Underwater cavern, Red Sea, Egypt. Ok, I have never been diving because it scares me, but I might do it here. When my Egyptian husband and his parents take me!