Photo of the Day 11 February 2008

Coral Reef, Fiji Islands, 2005
Photograph by Tim Laman
Without a strobe light to animate its riot of colors, this Fijian reef in 45 feet (14 meters) of water remains as a fish would see it. Red light, with its longer wavelengths, dissipates at about 30 feet (10 meters), leaving smoky blues and muted yellows to dominate.