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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Underwater Exploration

It was a sunny day with clear blue skies and perfect underwater visibility during a research expedition to Papua New Guinea. We descended underneath the research vessel to explore the deep reefs of Papua New Guinea, as part of the CARIOCA project (Coral reef acclimatization to ocean acidification)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Ambitle Island, Papua New Guinea
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger