16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Underwater Volcanic Seep

Some highly diverse coral reefs in Papua New Guinea are occurring in proximity to underwater hydrothermal vents. These vents are blowing hot water with high concentrations of CO2, creating an extreme environment in which corals surprisingly thrive

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Ambitle Island, Papua New Guinea
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger