18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Jungles of Papua New Guinea

Both on land and in the sea, Papua New Guinea contain remarkably diverse and rich nature. In this photo, a narrow underwater opening between the coral reefs that are otherwise reach the sea surface and block the entrance of any boat to the island’s semi-closed lagoon area.

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