20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sargassum inundation

A huge wave of Sargassum along the shore of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Sargassum inundations are becoming a big problem for the Caribbean and Mexico. The smell is horrible, the fish die, and tourism suffers because people can't swim in it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2022
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: San Pedro, Belize
Camera: NIKON D5300
Copyright: © Aurore Shirley