Jurgen Freund / Timelapse of a Scolymia coral (Mussidae) feeding, lit with a UV light, Cairns, North Queensland, Australia.
David Fleetham / Clark's anemonefish (Amphiprion clarkii), pair tending to egg mass placed beside the protection of an anemone. Yap, Micronesia.
Franco Banfi / Three False clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in Sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) Lighthouse Reef, Cabilao Island, Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines, Pacific Ocean.
Jordi Chias / Wave breaking over the reef, Table coral (Acropora) Safaga, Egypt, Red Sea.
Jordi Chias / Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus) in their home, a Sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica), on a coral reef. Big Brother island, Red Sea. Egypt.
Brandon Cole / Pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) lives in symbiotic association with Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Pacific Ocean
Alex Mustard / RF - High magnification photo of Secretary blenny (Acanthemblemaria maria) in boulder brain coral (Colpophyllia natans). East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies. Caribbean Sea. (Th...
Alex Mustard / Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) male chomps on soft coral. Jackson Reef, Sinai, Egypt. Strait of Tiran, Red Sea.
Alex Mustard / A stand of Pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) growing on a coral reef, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Jordi Chias / Spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) just hatched from egg case that is on Seafan (Paramuricea clavata), Ullastres seamount, Costa Brava, Llafranch, Catalunya, Spain
Alex Mustard / Boulder brain coral (Colpophyllia natans) photographed with a long exposure with camera rotation. Taken with circular fisheye lens. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Caribbean Sea.
Alex Mustard / Maldive anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes) shoal swimming in the current flowing over a Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica). Baa Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean.
Alex Mustard / Western clownfish (Amphiprion oceallaris) in a Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica). Yillet Kecil, MIsool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Ceram Sea
Alex Mustard / Maldivian anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes) shelters against a closed magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica). Male Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean.
Alex Mustard / RF- Western clownfish (Amphiprion oceallaris) in Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica). Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free...
Alex Mustard / Red and black anemonefish (Amphiprion melanopus) in a Bulb tentacle sea anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). Kri Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, South East Asia. Dampier Strait, Tropical West P...
Alex Mustard / Colourful reef scene with Leather corals (Sarcophyton sp.), Soft corals (Dendronephthya sp.) Seafans (Melithea sp.) and fish, including Magenta slender anthias (Luzonichthys waitei) and Scalefin anthi...
Jurgen Freund / Gorgonian fan coral (Gorgonaceae) in the shallow mangroves, split level. North Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Second Place in the Portfolio Award of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards Competit...
Jurgen Freund / Split level view of coral reef, Komodo National Park, Flores, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. Second Place in the Portfolio Award of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards Competition 2015.
Alex Mustard / Diver exploring the wreck of HMS Scylla, which is colonized by Dead man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum). Whitsands Bay, Cornwall, England. UK, July.
Alex Mustard / Scissortail sergeants (Abudefduf sexfasciatus) swimming over hard corals (Acropora sp.) on shallow reef at sunset, split level view. Gubal Island, Egypt. Red Sea.
Alex Mustard / Group of predators hunting together, in an example of 'Nuclear foraging'. The Moray eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) flushes out prey, and is followed by a Napolean wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) and a Bluef...
Georgette Douwma / Coral line nursery with Acropora corals grown to reintroduce to the Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean.
Jurgen Freund / Chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) with red whip coral. Osprey Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.
Pascal Kobeh / 'Lotus', an artificial reef built in 2001 with a steel frame with a mild electrical current which encourages the growth of coral, Ihuru Island, North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Small reprodu...
Constantinos Petrinos / Peacock-tail anemone shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis) living commensally with the Branching Sea Anemone (Actinodendron glomeratum). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Constantinos Petrinos / Purple short tentacle mushroom coral (Fungia sp.) close up of polyps. Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Sue Daly / Anemone hermit crab (Pagurus prideaux) getting into a shell, with a Cloak anemone (Adamsia palliata), Sark, British Channel Islands, UK, June.
Alex Mustard / Pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) looks out from its host Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) Anilao, Batangas, Luzon, Philippines. Verde Island Passages, Tropical West Pacific Ocea...
Alex Mustard / Close up of tiny (10mm) Pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) living disguised in Muricella sp. sea fan. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
Alex Mustard / RF- Pair of Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus) in Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica), which has closed up in the late afternoon revealing its red skirt. St Johns Reef. Egypt. Red S...
Alex Mustard / Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus) in Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica), which has closed up in the late afternoon, on coral reef under stormy seas. St Johns Reef. Egypt. Red Sea.
Alex Mustard / RF- School of Scalefin anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) on reef in the current feeding on plankton, with soft corals (Dendronephthya spp.) and fire coral (Millepora dichotoma) Jackson Reef, Strait...
Alex Mustard / Shallow coral reef flat with corals (Pocillopora damicornis, Acropora humilis and Pocillopora verrucosa) in evening light. Gordon Reef, Strait of Tiran, Sinai, Egypt. Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea.
Ingo Arndt / Compilation of various corals including many Fan corals (Gorgonacea sp) from collection at Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany.
Georgette Douwma / Coral reef scenery with a pair of Red Sea raccoon butterflyfish (Chaetodon fasciatus), Pygmy sweepers (Parapriacanthus guentheri) and soft corals (Dendronephthya sp) Egypt, Red Sea.
Georgette Douwma / Lyretail anthias / Goldies (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) over coral reef with soft corals (Dendronephthya sp) Egypt, Red Sea.
Ingo Arndt / Fan Coral (Echinogorgia sp) from Indo-Pacific, in collection at Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany.
Michael Pitts / Fan coral (Gorgonacea), Maldives, Indian Ocean.
Michael Pitts / Maldives clownfish (Amphiprion nigripes) chasing juveniles, with anemones (Actiniaria) in the background, Maldives, Indian Ocean.
Michael Pitts / Maldives anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes) and Surgeonfish (Acanthurus) swimming in a strong current, with moving anemones (Actiniaria), Maldives, Indian Ocean.
Claudio Contreras,Claudio Contreras / Dynamite blasted reef, near Taglibas, Danajon Bank, Central Visayas, Philippines, April 2013
Alex Mustard,Alex Mustard / A blue light fluorescence photo of Jewel anemones (Corynactis viridis). The blue light source excites the fluorescent pigments in the anemones, which emit light of other colours. The muddy seabed and...
Alex Mustard / Plumose anemones (Metridium senile) and common starfish (Asterias rubens) beneath the sun in a Norwegian Fjord. Gulen, Bergen, Norway. North East Atlantic Ocean.