18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A window to the reef

In a diverse and healthy coral-reef ecosystem, there is not even one centimeter that is not truly covered with some organisms. Corals, sponges, algae, and many others covers every piece of the wall of the cave in this image.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Ambitle Island, Papua New Guinea
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger