18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Under the sea, under the sun

Despite the known decline trajectory of many coral reefs worldwide, some reefs are more resistant and resilient. This photo illustrates a thriving reef surrounded by crystal-clear water at Papua New Guinea.

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