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Barrier Reef in Formation

Barrier Reef in Formation
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-10
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Olympus Sp 510uz
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-19 6:23
Viewed: 3650
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an aerial view of Mahatma Gandhi National Marine Park showing its various islands & complex channels inbetween. In addition what one can see is the beautiful reef formation in the foreground. This is away from the shore and is likely to be Barrier Reef.

A coral reef growing parallel to the coastline and separated from it by a lagoon is called a barrier reef. The lagoon may develop between the fringing reef and the land. As the reef continues to grow further and further offshore it eventually reaches the edge of the continental shelf. Barrier reefs can also originate offshore if the depth of the seabed out there is shallow enough to allow corals to grow.
Refer: Coral Reef

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-19 6:25]

Hi Subhash,

Splendid landscape.
I like very much!
Very interesting and the description offered.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Subhash
Fantastic landscape with beautiful colors of the sea...Fine composition and informational notes...TFS.

hello Subhash

aerial beautiful photo with fine POV and the vertical framing
gived to the photo excellent DOF, beautiful blue colour tones,



These reefs fascinate me but I have heard many stories that there are hidden dangers in them...for instance a simple cut is easy to infect...and more...but beyond the negative...it is a fine depiction of the true colours..I am torn between the great heights and sea level panos from overhead!

I love the contrasting blues this photo has captured.

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