UP CLOSE: AMINALS

 

Turtles and sharks are stunning to see, but there’s even more beauty in the tiny, intricate creatures that make up coral reefs.

 

 NUDIBRANCH CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

NUDIBRANCH
CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

 
 fish on coral polyp credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

fish on coral polyp
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 NUDIBRANCH credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

NUDIBRANCH
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 coral close-up credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

coral close-up
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
  credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank


credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 crab in coral credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

crab in coral
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 coral CRAB Credit: David P. Robinson/ coral reef image bank

coral CRAB
Credit: David P. Robinson/ coral reef image bank

 
 MAting nudibranchs credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

MAting nudibranchs
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 christmas tree worm CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

christmas tree worm
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
 PURPLE SEA SLUG CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

PURPLE SEA SLUG
CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

 
 nudibranch, bali Credit: David P. Robinson/ coral reef image bank

nudibranch, bali
Credit: David P. Robinson/ coral reef image bank

 
 porcelain crab CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

porcelain crab
CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

 
  Stiliger ornatus  CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

Stiliger ornatus
CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

 pygmy SEAHORSE IN LEMBAH credit: yen-yi lee/ coral reef image bank

pygmy SEAHORSE IN LEMBAH
credit: yen-yi lee/ coral reef image bank

 
 A CLEANER SHRIMP ON A NUDIBRANCH CREDIT: GREGORY PIPER/ coral reef image bank

A CLEANER SHRIMP ON A NUDIBRANCH
CREDIT: GREGORY PIPER/ coral reef image bank

 
 Coleman's shrimp in urchin, Philippines Credit: SIMON J. PIERCE/ coral reef image bank

Coleman's shrimp in urchin, Philippines
Credit: SIMON J. PIERCE/ coral reef image bank

 
 PORCELAIN crab, andaman islands Credit: David P. Robinson/ coral reef image bank

PORCELAIN crab, andaman islands
Credit: David P. Robinson/ coral reef image bank

 
 anemone close-up credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

anemone close-up
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 SPOTS OF LEOPARD SEA SLUG credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

SPOTS OF LEOPARD SEA SLUG
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 Hairy Squat Lobster credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

Hairy Squat Lobster
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 starfish zoom credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

starfish zoom
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 Flamingo Tongues on searods CREDIT: ELLEN CUYLAERTS/ coral reef image bank

Flamingo Tongues on searods
CREDIT: ELLEN CUYLAERTS/ coral reef image bank

 
 REEF SHRIMP credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

REEF SHRIMP
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 Flatworm at Derawan Island, Indonesia Credit: SIMON J. PIERCE/ coral reef image bank

Flatworm at Derawan Island, Indonesia
Credit: SIMON J. PIERCE/ coral reef image bank

 
 Pair of ornate ghost pipefish CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

Pair of ornate ghost pipefish
CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

 
 CHRISTMAS TREE WORMS credit: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

CHRISTMAS TREE WORMS
credit: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
 tiger gobi, bali Credit: David P. Robinson/ coral reef image bank

tiger gobi, bali
Credit: David P. Robinson/ coral reef image bank

 
 seahorse credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

seahorse
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 SMALL FISH IN A PLASTIC PIPE CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

SMALL FISH IN A PLASTIC PIPE
CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

 
 NUDIBRANCH credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

NUDIBRANCH
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 nudibranch Credit: fabrice dudenhofer/ coral reef image bank

nudibranch
Credit: fabrice dudenhofer/ coral reef image bank

 
 Ambon crinoid shrimp CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

Ambon crinoid shrimp
CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

 
 CHRISTMAS TREE WORMS credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

CHRISTMAS TREE WORMS
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 sea fan credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

sea fan
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 bobtail squid credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

bobtail squid
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 SEA SLUG credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

SEA SLUG
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 sPONGES ON A BOULDER CORAL credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

sPONGES ON A BOULDER CORAL
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 SOFT coral CRAB Credit: David P. Robinson/ coral reef image bank

SOFT coral CRAB
Credit: David P. Robinson/ coral reef image bank

 
 Shaun the sheep nudibranch CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

Shaun the sheep nudibranch
CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

 
 GLASS SHRIMP credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

GLASS SHRIMP
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 camoflauge fish on coral credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

camoflauge fish on coral
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 PIGMY SEAHORSE credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

PIGMY SEAHORSE
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
  CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank


CREDIT: Wojtek Meczynski/ coral reef image bank

 
 anemone credit: A. Marquardt/ coral reef image bank

anemone
credit: A. Marquardt/ coral reef image bank

 
 PYGMY SEAHORSE credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

PYGMY SEAHORSE
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 NUDIBRANCH CREDIT: KIMBERLY JEFFERIES/ coral reef image bank

NUDIBRANCH
CREDIT: KIMBERLY JEFFERIES/ coral reef image bank

 
 pgymy seahorse credit: david p. robinson/ coral reef image bank

pgymy seahorse
credit: david p. robinson/ coral reef image bank

 
 shrimp credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

shrimp
credit: JAYNE JENKINS/ coral reef image bank

 
 eye credit: Gregory Piper/ coral reef image bank

eye
credit: Gregory Piper/ coral reef image bank