March 18, 2011

Flower Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico

Photograph by David Doubilet, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

In the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico, steel pillars supporting a gas platform make a vertical reef encrusted with tube sponges.

See more photographs from the February 2010 feature story "Relics to Reefs."


Special Offers

  • xxxx_NGM_Pluto.jpg

    National Geographic

    Subscribe to National Geographic magazine and save. Print and digital editions available for as little as $12.