Underwater Photography: The most beautiful texture is created by Nature…below and above the waves, an interesting Alien looking Coral.
The other day I went through some of my underwater images when I came across this shot I had taken some time ago in the Philippines.
As you know I always have this thing with Alien type images, remember the Cuttle Fish (Sepia sp) which I called Alien afternoon…
This shot reminded me again, how Alien our underwater world can be…special thanks to Lee Goldman my Marine Biologist friend who identified and wrote a short explanation for this amazing colorful coral.
© Gunther Deichmann - Pictured in this photo of a coral in the family Favites is a pair of coral gobies (Pleurosicya micheli).
Symbiotic algae, zooxanthellae, and specialized pigments that protect them from harmful U/V light combine to produce amazing colors in many species of Corals.