Off the beaten track: Coral Reefs, the rainforests of the oceans

Stop for a moment to consider the fairytale ‘Finding Nemo’ world of coral reefs. With an astonishing variety of branching, leafy forms and intriguing, unusual sea life, they also play a hugely important role in preserving biodiversity as the home to many cute and amazing sea creatures like fish, jellyfish, anemones and soft corals. Most reefs are formed in long, narrow strips along the edge between shallow and deep water. They aren’t spread across huge areas in the same way rainforests are.

Here at, we’ve found the most impressive coral creations for your eyes only…





  Coral reef scenery with Black-backed butteflyfish (Chaetodon melannotus), gorgonian and Red Sea dwarf sweepers (Parapriacanthus guentheri), Red Sea, Egypt

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