19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Coral spawning at dusk

Feeding frenzy of fish feasting on coral eggs that were just spawned by the brain corals during dusk. Usually, at the exact same time, in a certain month of the year, on a specific night of the month, and at a certain hour, thousands of corals throughout large areas spawn altogether into the open sea.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Eilat, Israel
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger