Sunlight coming in from the Academy's central square cast beautiful rays on the massive viewing pane of the Philippine Coral Reef. Solar energy powers the whole reef ecosystem. Algae is eaten by small invertebrates and herbivorous fish which are then eaten by carnivorous which expel nutrients which is then used up by the algae again. It's the circle of reef life! Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III Exposure 0.01 sec (1/100) Aperture f/4.0 Focal Length 17 mm ISO Speed 200 Lens EF 17-40 f/4L USM
Russian marine biologist and underwater photographer Alexander Semenov is back with some new extraordinary photographs of the deep sea aliens. Alexander is currently leading a team of scientists on a three-year-long Aquatilis expedition to explore the deep waters around the world.