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

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

DIVER on reef
CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ 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

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

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

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

FISHERMAN, seychelles
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

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

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

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

DIVER WITH SCHOOL
CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ 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

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

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

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

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

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

SPEARFISHER, PALAU
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

 
 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

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

FREEDIVER IN INDONESIA
CRedit: grant thomas/ 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

 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

 
 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

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

DIVER behind coral
CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ 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

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

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

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

Gordon reef , egypt
CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ 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

 
 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

 
 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 WITH SCHOOL CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ coral reef image bank

DIVER WITH SCHOOL
CREDIT: RENATA ROMEO/ 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

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

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

 
 Floating Fishing Village, China CREDIT: STEPHEN MCGOWAN/ coral reef image bank

Floating Fishing Village, China
CREDIT: STEPHEN MCGOWAN/ coral reef image bank


 divers in the caribbean credit: The ocean agency

divers in the caribbean
credit: The ocean agency