Marine aquarists have a photographic edge on field photographers. Their work is fixed, dry, and well-lit, while field photogs slosh back and forth with one finger on the camera and one on the reef while trying to avoid fire coral and maintain buoyancy. No wonder aquarists get such sharp focus.
A favorite gallery for coral reef creatures is Clippo’s “Digital Reefs Gallery“. More than 900 images decorate the site, and they’re not mucked up with embedded credits. Go ahead, take all day. He’s got macro shots, fish, echinoderms and crustaceans, too. The photo of the yellow sun coral (Tubastrea sp.) is posted courtesy of www.digital-reefs.com. Thanks, John!