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Coral Collection

"Coral: A Kaleidoscope of Life and Beauty" From the vibrant depths of the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea, to the historic arrival of USS Coral Sea at Pearl Harbour

Background imageCoral Collection: Coral Bay Beauty

Coral Bay Beauty
A landscape view of Coral Bay in Western Australia. Best know for its tropical reef and fish right by the beach

Background imageCoral Collection: ANDERSEN: LITTLE MERMAID. The Little Mermaid. Drawing, 1932, by Jeannie Harbour for the fairy tale

ANDERSEN: LITTLE MERMAID. The Little Mermaid. Drawing, 1932, by Jeannie Harbour for the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen

Background imageCoral Collection: Indonesia, Papua, Raja Ampat. Bowl of pearls cultured from silver-lipped pearl oysters

Indonesia, Papua, Raja Ampat. Bowl of pearls cultured from silver-lipped pearl oysters
Bowl of pearls cultured from silver-lipped pearl oysters, Raja Ampat Islands, Irian Jaya, West Papua, Indonesia. Credit as: Jones-Shimlock / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageCoral Collection: The attack carrier USS Coral Sea enters Pearl Harbour

The attack carrier USS Coral Sea enters Pearl Harbour
September 1960

Background imageCoral Collection: Indonesia, Papua, Raja Ampat. Sweetlip fish swims over sea fan

Indonesia, Papua, Raja Ampat. Sweetlip fish swims over sea fan
Sweetlip fish swims over gorgonian coral, Raja Ampat Islands, Irian Jaya, West Papua, Indonesia. Credit as: Jones-Shimlock / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageCoral Collection: Luskentyre beach, Harris, Scotland

Luskentyre beach, Harris, Scotland
The white coral sand beaches at Luskentyre in Harris, Western Isles, Scotland. In the background are the hills of Harris

Background imageCoral Collection: Luskentyre beach, Harris, Scotland

Luskentyre beach, Harris, Scotland
The white coral sand beaches at Luskentyre in Harris, Western Isles, Scotland. In the background are the hills of Harris

Background imageCoral Collection: Coral reef and beach - over and under water shot of a coral reef and white

Coral reef and beach - over and under water shot of a coral reef and white, sandy beach - Ningaloo Marine Park
SAS-973 Coral reef and beach - over and under water shot of a coral reef and white, sandy beach Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia

Background imageCoral Collection: Underwater coral reef scene - Colourful marine life at depth of 12m Komodo Island. Indonesia

Underwater coral reef scene - Colourful marine life at depth of 12m Komodo Island. Indonesia
VT-8350 Underwater coral reef scene - Colourful marine life at depth of 12m Komodo Island. Indonesia Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCoral Collection: Decapoda crabs and shrimps

Decapoda crabs and shrimps: horrid elbow crab, Daldorfia horrida, sentinel crab, Podophthalmus vigil, Gibbs sea spider, Pisa armata, angular crab, Goneplax rhomboides, Solenolambrus tenellus

Background imageCoral Collection: Northern Bahamas, Caribbean. Fish and coral

Northern Bahamas, Caribbean. Fish and coral

Background imageCoral Collection: Aquarium Chromolithograph 1895

Aquarium Chromolithograph 1895
Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens, 5th edition 17 volumes Bibliographisches Institut - Leipzig 1895-1897

Background imageCoral Collection: Caiman crocodilus crocodilus and Anilius scytale

Caiman crocodilus crocodilus and Anilius scytale
Spectacled caiman and South American false coral snake. Plate 69 from Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium of de Verandering der Surinaamsche Insecten (1705) by A. Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717)

Background imageCoral Collection: Indonesia, Raja Ampat. Yellowtail fusilier fish swim past sea whip coral

Indonesia, Raja Ampat. Yellowtail fusilier fish swim past sea whip coral

Background imageCoral Collection: Mountain Avens among Fossil coral on Parker Ridge, Banff National Park, Rockies, Canada

Mountain Avens among Fossil coral on Parker Ridge, Banff National Park, Rockies, Canada
ROG-14054 Mountain Avens among Fossil coral on Parker Ridge, Banff National Park, Rockies, Canada Dryas octopetala Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCoral Collection: French Angelfish (Pomacanthus pari), Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Ambergris Caye, Belize

French Angelfish (Pomacanthus pari), Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Central America

Background imageCoral Collection: Bluecheek butterflyfish

Bluecheek butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus). Pair of bluecheek butterflyfish on a coral reef. This fish is also known as the golden butterflyfish and masked butterflyfish

Background imageCoral Collection: Green Sea Turtle TOM 254 Pacicfic Ocean, Hawaii. Chelonia mydas © Tom & Pat Leeson / ARDEA LONDON

Green Sea Turtle TOM 254 Pacicfic Ocean, Hawaii. Chelonia mydas © Tom & Pat Leeson / ARDEA LONDON
TOM-254 Green Sea TURTLE - side profile, at surface Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, USA Chelonia mydas Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCoral Collection: Coral reef scene VT 8226 Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia © Ron & Valerie Taylor / ARDEA

Coral reef scene VT 8226 Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia © Ron & Valerie Taylor / ARDEA LONDON
VT-8226 Coral reef scene, & fish. Great Barrier Reef. Queensland, Australia Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageCoral Collection: Coral reef scene VT 8227 Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia © Ron & Valerie Taylor / ARDEA

Coral reef scene VT 8227 Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia © Ron & Valerie Taylor / ARDEA LONDON
VT-8227 Coral reef scene, & fish. Great Barrier Reef. Queensland, Australia Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageCoral Collection: Senic coral reef underwater Komodo is world famous for its rich

Senic coral reef underwater Komodo is world famous for its rich and colourful marine life Komodo Marine Park, Indonesia
VT-8352 Senic coral reef underwater Komodo is world famous for its rich and colourful marine life Komodo Marine Park, Indonesia Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display

Background imageCoral Collection: Lionfish - amongst Tubastrea Coral & Sea Fan Fam: Scorpaenidae Indonesia

Lionfish - amongst Tubastrea Coral & Sea Fan Fam: Scorpaenidae Indonesia
AU-59-MS Lionfish - amongst Tubastrea Coral & Sea Fan Indonesia Pterois volitans Fam: Scorpaenidae Auscape Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCoral Collection: Huge biodiversity in living coral reef, Red Sea, Egypt

Huge biodiversity in living coral reef, Red Sea, Egypt

Background imageCoral Collection: GROUPER by coral - with scuba diver

GROUPER by coral - with scuba diver
KA-290 GROUPER by coral - with scuba diver Mediterranean Kurt Amsler Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCoral Collection: Sinking of the Emden

Sinking of the Emden
The predatory German cruiser Emden is sunk upon coral reef by the Australians

Background imageCoral Collection: Coral reef, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Central America

Coral reef, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Central America

Background imageCoral Collection: Abstract Coral Flowers (Peach)

Abstract Coral Flowers (Peach)
Treechild

Background imageCoral Collection: Poster, Monaco Aquarium

Poster, Monaco Aquarium. Date: 20th century

Background imageCoral Collection: Lighthouse on Little Curacao (Klein Curacao)

Lighthouse on Little Curacao (Klein Curacao)
Klein Curacao (English: Little Curacao) is a 1.7 square kilometres (170 ha; 0.66 sq mi) uninhabited island south-east of Curacao in the Caribbean Sea, and is part of the country of Curacao

Background imageCoral Collection: Picture No. 11676238

Picture No. 11676238
Branching Frogspawn Coral showing fluorescent colors when photographed under special blue light and filter photographed in aquarium Date:

Background imageCoral Collection: A shiver of Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) swim over a coral reef with Common sea

A shiver of Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) swim over a coral reef with Common sea fans (Gorgonia ventalina) and sea plumes (Pseudopterogorgia sp)

Background imageCoral Collection: Heart Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Heart Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Background imageCoral Collection: Hideaways Beach, Princeville, Island of Kauai, Hawaii USA

Hideaways Beach, Princeville, Island of Kauai, Hawaii USA

Background imageCoral Collection: Cauliflower coral mushroom, Ramaria botrytis, edible

Cauliflower coral mushroom, Ramaria botrytis, edible.. Chromolithograph by C. Krause from Fritz Leubas Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 1890

Background imageCoral Collection: Marine plants, leaves and seaweed, coral

Marine plants, leaves and seaweed, coral
Collection of marine plants, leaves and seaweed, coral

Background imageCoral Collection: Picture No. 11675190

Picture No. 11675190
Christmas Tree Worms. Date:

Background imageCoral Collection: Sea fan, X-ray

Sea fan, X-ray
Sea fan coral. Coloured X-ray of a sea fan, or gorgonian. Sea fans are coral-like organisms that live in a large colony. Each organism, or polyp

Background imageCoral Collection: Ammonites

Ammonites. Computer artwork of ammonites in the sea during the Devonian period. This lasted from around 408 to 360 million years ago

Background imageCoral Collection: Aerial - Ant Atoll southwest of Pohnpei, Micronesia JLR04114

Aerial - Ant Atoll southwest of Pohnpei, Micronesia JLR04114
JLR-158 Aerial - Ant Atoll southwest of Pohnpei, Micronesia Jean-marc La Roque Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCoral Collection: Coral polyp. - Night. Feeding on polychat worm, Coral polyps are carnivours

Coral polyp. - Night. Feeding on polychat worm, Coral polyps are carnivours
VT-8376 Coral polyp. - Night. Feeding on polychat worm, Coral polyps are carnivours. They feed on other animals Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef

Background imageCoral Collection: Coral fungus varieties

Coral fungus varieties
White coral fungus, Clavulina cristata (Clavaria cristata), Clavulina cinerea (Clavaria cinerea), pink-tipped coral mushroom, Ramaria botrytis (Clavaria botrytis), and wrinkled coral fungus

Background imageCoral Collection: Ocean Life. Creators: James M. Sommerville, Christian Schussele

Ocean Life. Creators: James M. Sommerville, Christian Schussele
Ocean Life

Background imageCoral Collection: Hawaii, Maui, Molokini Island, Underwater View Of Wave Breaking Over Shallow Reef B1916

Hawaii, Maui, Molokini Island, Underwater View Of Wave Breaking Over Shallow Reef B1916

Background imageCoral Collection: Coral Gallery c. 1895

Coral Gallery c. 1895
Photograph of coral display cases by Anthony Gepp. The Coral Gallery opened in 1881 in the West Wing of the Waterhouse Building. Date: 1881

Background imageCoral Collection: Red Lionfish flares its deadly spines

Red Lionfish flares its deadly spines as a warning to the photographer not to get any closer, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

Background imageCoral Collection: Costumed group at Baroness D Erlangers costume ball, Venice

Costumed group at Baroness D Erlangers costume ball, Venice
A group on the theme of Neptunes Embassy at Baroness D Erlangers celebrated costume ball at the Fenice Theatre, Venice in 1926

Background imageCoral Collection: Aerial view of Heart Reef, part of Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Aerial view of Heart Reef, part of Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia




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"Coral: A Kaleidoscope of Life and Beauty" From the vibrant depths of the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea, to the historic arrival of USS Coral Sea at Pearl Harbour, it has captivated our imaginations for centuries. Its mesmerizing allure can be found in every corner of the world. In Indonesia's Raja Ampat, a sweetlip fish gracefully glides over a sea fan, creating an enchanting underwater ballet. Meanwhile, on Luskentyre beach in Harris, Scotland, nature showcases its artistic prowess as white sands meet crystal-clear waters adorned with delicate coral formations. Journeying further into exotic locales like Papua New Guinea and witnessing Caiman crocodilus crocodilus coexisting with Anilius scytale amidst lush greenery reminds us of coral's ability to thrive even in unexpected habitats. The influence extends beyond natural wonders; it permeates art and literature too. Jeannie Harbour's 1932 drawing for Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" transports us to an ethereal realm where mermaids swim among intricate corals. Venturing into the Caribbean paradise of Northern Bahamas reveals a harmonious dance between fish and coral—a testament to their symbiotic relationship that sustains life beneath azure waves. Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia beckons with its breathtaking over-and-underwater shot showcasing a pristine sandy beach alongside a thriving coral reef—an idyllic haven where both land and sea merge seamlessly. Komodo Island in Indonesia invites divers into an underwater wonderland teeming with colorful marine life at depths reaching 12 meters—where vibrant corals create an otherworldly spectacle worthy of admiration. Even vintage illustrations pay homage to this marvel; an aquarium chromolithograph from 1895 immortalizes corals' intricate patterns and hues—a timeless reminder that beauty transcends time itself.