PEOPLE & THE REEF

More than half a billion people across the world rely on reefs for food, recreation and their livelihoods.

 

ALOR, INDONESIA CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS/ coral reef image bank

ALOR, INDONESIA
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS/ coral reef image bank

 
National Park of American Samoa Credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

National Park of American Samoa
Credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

 
FISHERMAN IN PALAU CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

FISHERMAN IN PALAU
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
snorkeler on reef credit: mark fitz/ coral reef image bank

snorkeler on reef
credit: mark fitz/ coral reef image bank

 
LOCALS SWIM IN Semporna, Malaysia CREDIT: YEN-YI LEE/ coral reef image bank

LOCALS SWIM IN Semporna, Malaysia
CREDIT: YEN-YI LEE/ coral reef image bank

 
cast new throw, saipan CREDIT: Raquel C. Bagnol/ coral reef image bank

cast new throw, saipan
CREDIT: Raquel C. Bagnol/ coral reef image bank

 
snorkeler in the seychelles credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

snorkeler in the seychelles
credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

 
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

 
Fish in Market, Cayman Islands CREDIT: Michelle de Villiers/ coral reef image bank

Fish in Market, Cayman Islands
CREDIT: Michelle de Villiers/ coral reef image bank

 
National Park of American Samoa Credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

National Park of American Samoa
Credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

 
SETTING TRAP, THAILAND CREDIT: Mangrove Action Project/ coral reef image bank

SETTING TRAP, THAILAND
CREDIT: Mangrove Action Project/ coral reef image bank

 
Sombrero Island Reef Philippines credit: Jett britnell/ coral reef image bank

Sombrero Island Reef Philippines
credit: Jett britnell/ coral reef image bank

 
Indonesian Fish Market, INDONESIA CREDIT: Raymond Kacso/ coral reef image bank

Indonesian Fish Market, INDONESIA
CREDIT: Raymond Kacso/ coral reef image bank

 
FISHERMAN, seychelles CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

FISHERMAN, seychelles
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
freediver with whale shark credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

freediver with whale shark
credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

snorkeler on reef credit: mark fitz/ coral reef image bank

snorkeler on reef
credit: mark fitz/ coral reef image bank

 
SMALL SCALE FISHING CREDIT: P. Paleracio / coral reef image bank

SMALL SCALE FISHING
CREDIT: P. Paleracio / coral reef image bank

 
National Park of American Samoa Credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

National Park of American Samoa
Credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

 
coral transplants in the seychelles CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

coral transplants in the seychelles
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
freeDIVER CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

freeDIVER
CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

 
ALOR, INDONESIA CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS/ coral reef image bank

ALOR, INDONESIA
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS/ coral reef image bank

 
SMALL-SCALE FISHERS CREDIT: Rebecca Weeks/ coral reef image bank

SMALL-SCALE FISHERS
CREDIT: Rebecca Weeks/ coral reef image bank

 
freediver in egypt credit: Anett Szaszi/ coral reef image bank

freediver in egypt
credit: Anett Szaszi/ coral reef image bank

 
SPEARFISHER, PALAU CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

SPEARFISHER, PALAU
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
snorkeler at a coral nursery credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

snorkeler at a coral nursery
credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

 
Virgin Islands National Park credit: shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

Virgin Islands National Park
credit: shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

 
diver with tarpon credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

diver with tarpon
credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

 
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

 
LOCAL MUSSEL HARVEST CREDIT: Kathleen Reaugh/ coral reef image bank

LOCAL MUSSEL HARVEST
CREDIT: Kathleen Reaugh/ coral reef image bank

 
LONGLINE HOOKS, ECUADOR CREDIT: Maximilian Hirschfeld/ coral reef image bank

LONGLINE HOOKS, ECUADOR
CREDIT: Maximilian Hirschfeld/ coral reef image bank

PADDLEBOARDERS OVER A REEF CREDIT: GRant thomas/ coral reef image bank

PADDLEBOARDERS OVER A REEF
CREDIT: GRant thomas/ coral reef image bank

 
LOCALS WITH WHALE SHARK, Derawan, Indonesia CREDIT: YEN-YI LEE/ coral reef image bank

LOCALS WITH WHALE SHARK, Derawan, Indonesia
CREDIT: YEN-YI LEE/ coral reef image bank

 
LOCAL FISHING, Papua New Guinea CREDIT: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

LOCAL FISHING, Papua New Guinea
CREDIT: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

 
children in raja ampat, indonesia CREDIT: FABRICE DUDENHOFER/ coral reef image bank

children in raja ampat, indonesia
CREDIT: FABRICE DUDENHOFER/ coral reef image bank

 
FISHERMAN, PALAU CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

FISHERMAN, PALAU
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
ARTISANAL MOROCCAN FISHING VESSELS CREDIT: Mike Markovina / coral reef image bank

ARTISANAL MOROCCAN FISHING VESSELS
CREDIT: Mike Markovina / coral reef image bank

 
hunting lionfish, Biscayne National Park Credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

hunting lionfish, Biscayne National Park
Credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

 
SPEARFISHER, PALAU CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

SPEARFISHER, PALAU
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
freediver credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

freediver
credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

 
WOMAN WITH FISH, PHILIPPINES CREDIT: Rebecca Weeks/ coral reef image bank

WOMAN WITH FISH, PHILIPPINES
CREDIT: Rebecca Weeks/ coral reef image bank

 
snorkeler on a reef, honduras credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

snorkeler on a reef, honduras
credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

 
ALOR, INDONESIA CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS/ coral reef image bank

ALOR, INDONESIA
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS/ coral reef image bank

 
snorkler in nusa penida credit: Anett Szaszi/ coral reef image bank

snorkler in nusa penida
credit: Anett Szaszi/ coral reef image bank

 
coral transplants in the seychelles CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

coral transplants in the seychelles
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
freediver in nusa penida credit: Anett Szaszi/ coral reef image bank

freediver in nusa penida
credit: Anett Szaszi/ coral reef image bank

photographing a lionfish on Christmas Island CRedit: Jill heinerth/ coral reef image bank

photographing a lionfish on Christmas Island
CRedit: Jill heinerth/ coral reef image bank

 
a kayaker in raja ampat CREDIT: FABRICE DUDENHOFER/ coral reef image bank

a kayaker in raja ampat
CREDIT: FABRICE DUDENHOFER/ coral reef image bank

 
Fishing Net on Beach CREDIT: Brandon Puckett/ coral reef image bank

Fishing Net on Beach
CREDIT: Brandon Puckett/ coral reef image bank

 
FISHERMAN, seychelles CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

FISHERMAN, seychelles
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
DIVER on reef CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

DIVER on reef
CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

 
diver with whale shark credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

diver with whale shark
credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

 
Fisherman at Dusk, Bangladesh CREDIT: MOHAMMAD RAKIBUL HASAN/ coral reef image bank

Fisherman at Dusk, Bangladesh
CREDIT: MOHAMMAD RAKIBUL HASAN/ coral reef image bank

 
killing invasive species, National Park of American Samoa Credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

killing invasive species, National Park of American Samoa
Credit: Shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

 
freediver in gilt t credit: Anett Szaszi/ coral reef image bank

freediver in gilt t
credit: Anett Szaszi/ coral reef image bank

 
coral nursery in the seychelles CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

coral nursery in the seychelles
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
A SNORKELER in Lang Tengah Island,Malaysia CREDIT: YEN-YI LEe/ coral reef image bank

A SNORKELER in Lang Tengah Island,Malaysia
CREDIT: YEN-YI LEe/ coral reef image bank

 
ALOR, INDONESIA CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS/ coral reef image bank

ALOR, INDONESIA
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS/ coral reef image bank

 
Dry Tortugas National Park credit: shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

Dry Tortugas National Park
credit: shaun wolfe/ coral reef image bank

 
FISHERMAN, seychelles CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCy/ coral reef image bank

FISHERMAN, seychelles
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCy/ coral reef image bank

 
fisherman in palau credit: the ocean agency / coral reef image bank

fisherman in palau
credit: the ocean agency / coral reef image bank


Verde Island Split-Shot (various Acropora) credit: alex tyrrell

Verde Island Split-Shot (various Acropora)
credit: alex tyrrell

 
DIVER WITH SCHOOL CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

DIVER WITH SCHOOL
CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

 
freediver credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

freediver
credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

FREEDIVER IN INDONESIA CRedit: grant thomas/ coral reef image bank

FREEDIVER IN INDONESIA
CRedit: grant thomas/ coral reef image bank

 
Gordon reef , egypt CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

Gordon reef , egypt
CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

 
diver surrounded by schools of fish credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

diver surrounded by schools of fish
credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

DIVER behind coral CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

DIVER behind coral
CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

 
Diving off a wreck in the maldives Credit: Ishan hassan/ coral reef image bank

Diving off a wreck in the maldives
Credit: Ishan hassan/ coral reef image bank

 
DIVER WITH SCHOOL CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

DIVER WITH SCHOOL
CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

 
diver in cavern credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

diver in cavern
credit: Amanda cotton/ coral reef image bank

 

divers in the caribbean credit: The ocean agency

divers in the caribbean
credit: The ocean agency