Coral reefs pictures, breathtaking underwater photography of coral, sea corals and coral reef. Enchanting underwater photography of corals showing the mystery and magic of the coral reef as an eco system. A dynamic part of our planets environmental health but also one of the most astoundingly beautiful visions for anyone who loves to swim, snorkle or dive. Our pictures of corals capture layers of texture, inspiring architecture, astonishing life forms and awe-inspiring beauty. All interspersed with vibrantly coloured reef fishes darting amongst the reef.
Blue-spotted rock cod emerging from a coral garden
Blue-spotted rock cod (Coral hind) emerging from a remarkable coral garden encompassing an astounding array of corals. Tree corals, finger corals, feathery xenid, acropora corals, dome corals and a myriad of marine life in all shapes a sizes intertwined within a rainbow coloured coral garden emphasising the amazing diversity within coral reefs.
Coral garden tableau featuring an open clam
Intricate coral garden layers cascading down a reef outcrop in shades of gold, pink and cream. An array of soft corals and hard corals interlaced, in the centre of which lies a beautiful open clam, glistening in the light trickling through the water. A minute underwater microcosm environment encapsulating all that is dazzling in the ocean.
Coral reefs surrealism, artistry under the sea
Sea corals compete with the masterful images of Dali with complex coral reef structures stretching out through warm tropical waters. Multiple layers of colour and shape creating a magical coral flower garden. Fire corals and hard corals interweave within the tapestry of the coral reef whilst a Blackside Hawkfish nestles in a soft coral formation.
Elephant ear coral, unique reef architecture
Elephant Ear Coral rising out from the reef providing a home for tiny fishes. Elephant Ear Coral is a soft coral, however despite the name 'soft', corals from this family of soft corals are actually stiff, hard and inflexible. They are often located on wave-washed reef crests or deep down on steep slopes forming unique sea coral formations creating architectural marvels.
Red cup coral, a jewel among jewels
Red cup coral shining like a exquisite jewel within treasure like textures and colours of the reef formed by thousands of varying reef lifeforms blending together, creating an incredibly picturesque coral formation. Sponges, hard corals, soft corals and a myriad of reef life all co-existing to create an inspiring tableau of colourful diversity.
Tree coral macro image
Image of tree coral showing the spicules that support its tree-like architecture. Exquisitely captivating, tree corals waft in the currents of the ocean providing visual depth to and enchanting delicacy as they sway gently. Sometimes the colour and texture of hayfields, sometimes resembling a magical cgi world of science fantasy, they rely on the spicules to create their unique form.
Toadstool coral with sea goldies
Toadstool coral springing out from the stony reef layers. Perched upon less distinctively shaped corals, it resembles a flower bursting forth from a sparsely covered field. Leather corals are a soft coral with the ability to fold into distinctive shapes, resembling tough leathery skin. However despite the name 'soft', corals from this family are actually stiff, hard and inflexible.
Corals, shimmering reflection
Golden reef formations of hard and soft corals rising up and forming a plateau reflecting in the surface of a gently rippling sea, whilst sulphur damselfish and sergeant fish dart within the shallows between the corals and the surface. Fire corals, dome corals, staghorn corals and many other reflect through the deep sea aquamarine tones and create a shimmering golden refection on the ocean surface.