|Red Sea hard corals|
This is one of my favorite reef photos. It was taken in the Red Sea at an area of Ras Mohammed known as Shark Observatory Wall. When I took the photo, it was a sunny day and the water was very clear. I was not very deep beneath the surface, but I was positioned below the corals. I was shooting up toward the surface with a wide angle lens, using the sun as a back-light for the coral. Pictured are several species of stony corals common to the Red Sea, of the genera Acropora and Stylophora, and some Millepora (which is actually a Hydrozoan).