17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Reef meets Jungle

This photo was taken in West Papua, a province called Raja Ampat. It is one of the most biodiverse places on earth and one of the last healthy coral reef areas in the world. Here we can see healthy coral growing all the way to the surface and lush mangrove and rainforest on the top.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: E-M1
Copyright: © Joerg Blessing