This is the first photo of my just released new project called „Tropical Reefs“. Shooting these unique reef systems from above has always been one of my dreams.
These systems are the most diverse marine ecosystems on earth, giving shelter to thousands of animal species. Many millions of people depend on fisheries, tourism and coastal protection provided by healthy coral reefs.
Yet today, coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate. Coral bleaching is caused by rising water temperatures which, when severe, kills the coral.
My images show the beauty of these amazing coral and algae systems. I hope they remind all that what we do on land impacts our oceans.
This photo was taken from a small plane at a height of about 500 meters. See the whole series on Behance. ...