20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Nature's Mardi Gras

A huge gorgonian sea fan dances in the current amidst a raining school of reef fish. This image depicts the wild splendor of a pristine reef in Indonesia's Banda Sea.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Banda Sea, Indonesia
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © JillAnne McCarty