September 9, 2012

Cabbage Coral, Indonesia

Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

An expanse of cabbage coral attached to the slope of a seamount near Raja Ampat provides shelter for crabs, shrimps, and other animals. Passing schools of fish may feed on these invertebrates as well as on plankton brought up by strong currents.

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