8 Dazzling Coral Reef Photos to Brighten Your Day

Prepare to be left in awe of these mesmerizing marine ecosystems

Let’s face it: we all need a little something extra to brighten our day sometimes. Perhaps there’s something that has you stressed at work or maybe it’s just a gloomier day than usual outside. Whatever the case may be, there’s one thing that never fails to bring a burst of joy and wonder to my day: our ocean.

However, sometimes it’s not easy for us to get close to the ocean, to breathe in the salty air and to hear the calming, gentle crash of the waves. But no matter where you are in the world, there are still countless photographs of some of our blue planet’s most lush and beautiful corners that can bring us the next best thing to experiencing the sea in person.

That’s where talented photographers of our ocean’s coral reefs come in. Jump in with me and virtually explore eight of these vibrant ocean areas that never cease in their ability to leave us in wonder.

Banco Chinchorro, Mexico

Photographer: Philip Hamilton

Mexico Coral Reef

Mayotte, Indian Ocean

Photographer: Gabriel Barathieu

Mayotte Reef

Red Sea

Photographer: Brook Peterson

Red Sea Reef

Ribbon Reefs, Australia

Photographer: Matt Curnock

Ribbon Reefs

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Photographer: Jayne Jenkins

Raja Ampat Turtle

Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea

Photographer: Morgan Bennett-Smith

Kimba Bay Reef

Sombrero Islands, Philippines

Photographer: Jett Britnell

sombrero islands

Ha’apai, Tonga

Photographer: Grant Thomas

Grant Thomas Sunset Tonga
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