UP CLOSE: ANIMALS

 

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

 
Reticulidia halgerda (Anilao, Philippines) CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

Reticulidia halgerda (Anilao, Philippines)
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

 
Chromodoris lochi  CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

Chromodoris lochi
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / 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

 
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

 
Halgerda batangas CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

Halgerda batangas
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

 
Chromodoris sp. (Anilao, Philippines) CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

Chromodoris sp. (Anilao, Philippines)
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

 
Glossodoris cincta CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

Glossodoris cincta
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

 
Hypselodoris lacteola CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

Hypselodoris lacteola
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / 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

 
Cadlinella ornatissima CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

Cadlinella ornatissima
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

 
Eubranchus sp. CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

Eubranchus sp.
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

 
Goniobranchus kunei CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

Goniobranchus kunei
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / 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

 
Diversidoris crocea CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

Diversidoris crocea
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

 
Hypselodoris apolegma CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank

Hypselodoris apolegma
CREDIT: ERIK LUKAS / coral reef image bank