The Ocean covers roughly 71% of the Earth’s surface, yet more than 95% of it remains unexplored! At one time, we believed that all life on Earth was part of a photosynthetic food chain, drawing energy from the sun, but we have since learned that life can appear in some very strange places, even in the deepest crevices of the sea. Reefs are particularly diverse ecosystems hosting over 4,000 species of fish, massive numbers of cnidaria, mollusks, crustacea, and many other animals, and unless you scuba dive, you probably haven’t had the opportunity to see one up close. They are absolutely incredible.
LA-based photographer and composer Felix Salazar shot the images you see above. I think he captured the strange plant and animal lifeforms that flourish here in excellent form. The colors are brilliant.
For more of the Alien Reef, visit Felix’s website.
[via But Does It Float]