Video: Macro: amazing coral polyps in photos by Felix Salazar
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
Underwater photography is like trying to look into a magical world that not everyone is destined to see. The variety of shapes and riot of colors captured by the lens of a skilled photographer is simply mesmerizing. Works by Felix Salazar, a true master macro photography, amaze, first of all, by the fact that it is generally difficult to immediately determine what is depicted on them. These beautiful underwater "flowers" turn out to be nothing more than varied corals.
We are accustomed to the fact that coral is pink-orange, so it is almost impossible to imagine them purple or green. Besides polyps of traditional shape, Felix Salazar manages to find the most intricate corals in the form of "beads" and "buds".
By the way, as you know, the formation of a coral reef takes centuries, since the calcareous skeleton is formed very slowly, under favorable conditions it grows by 1 cm per year in the longitudinal direction. Of course, one of the most famous is the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. It is a natural park and has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1981. Of course, the main threat to coral reefs around the world is booming tourism, which leads to pollution of coastal waters, as well as global warming, which is leading to the death of algae that live in polyps, and therefore to coral bleaching. But the photographs of Felix Salazar are a great alternative in acquaintance with the bizarre views of these mysterious marine formations, which makes it possible to admire this miracle of nature without polluting the environment.
By the way, on our site Culturology. We have already written about another underwater photographer, Wayne Levin. Unlike the colorful works of Felix Salazar, he is sure that the underwater world should be shown in black and white.
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