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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Coral spawning

A branching Acropora coral spawns pinkish bundles of eggs and sperm. This phenomenon of coral spawning happens once a year on a specific month, lunar phase, and hour at night for a very short time frame of only few minutes

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Eilat, Israel
Camera: DSC-RX100M4
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger