The following photos were taken in the Indian Ocean, in January 2015 on the Maldive Island, Biyadhoo.

As fascinating as corals are to observe within aquariums, no captive system can replicate the spectacle, expanse, diversity and thrill of wild natural coral reefs.

One subject that is not often talked about or published, is the amazing adaptability of corals to survive regular low tides. This leaves the corals to cope with rain, sun, wind, dust and overheating plus other challenges. However it is not just corals, but tridacna clams and other invertebrates too.