A coral reef attracts a large number of fish, and a number of these fish can be very colorful. Doing snorkeling or scuba diving near a coral reef is something that a large number of people want to do, just for the sheer pleasure. This photo was taken when we were doing snorkeling in the Ras Muhammad protected national park, near the town of Sharm el Sheikh in the Red Sea. I was using a waterproof camera (here is such a camera - Olympus TG-320 Water Proof camera) to capture some images of the reef along with the fish. This was not the best example of colorful fish, but it was still a fascinating sight.
Coral reefs can be fascinating. If you step on one in your bare feet, it can sting, but the appearance of a coral reef (or rather the multiple reefs that they seem to be) shows a variety of incredible shapes and sizes. Look at this photo of a coral reef under the water surface, and you can see many different shapes and sizes under the water (ignore the blue tint in the color, all because of the underwater shooting). And there are a number of small fish all around the coral reefs, with the colors not being so apparent in the photo, but still looking great.
Yet another photo that shows the different types of coral reef formations underwater. These look incredible, what with the different forms of the coral reef and the small fish everywhere. We saw many different varieties of fish in these reefs, but did not see any big varieties; I was hoping to see a turtle or some eel, or something like that, but I guess that we would have needed to go deeper for that.
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