18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Coral reefs of Eilat, Red Sea, and an Underwater Observatory

Despite the known decline trajectory of coral reefs worldwide, some reefs are more resistant and resilient. This photo captures the thriving shallow coral reefs and an underwater observatory located at the northernmost point of the Red Sea – Eilat, Israel, during sunset.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Eilat, Israel
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger