SCUBA diving on a reef

SCUBA diving on a reef

C011/3400 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 2.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCUBAZOO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: MODEL RELEASED. SCUBA diving on a reef. SCUBA diver removing a crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) that has been eating corals on a reef. This starfish is a coral reef predator (corallivore) that preys on the coral polyps by extending its stomach over them and releasing digestive enzymes. This liquefies the coral's tissue, which the starfish then absorbs. Photographed in the Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Release details: Model release available. Property release not available.

Keywords: acanthaster planci, adult, animal, animals, asia, asian, biological, biology, coral predator, coral reef, corallivore, corallivorous, corals, crown of thorns starfish, crown-of-thorns starfish, destroying, diver, diving, echinoderm, equipment, fauna, fish, human, indo-pacific ocean, indonesia, indonesian, invertebrate, invertebrates, lembeh strait, male, man, marine biology, nature, people, person, poisonous, predator, predatory, removing, scuba, sea star, sea-star, seastar, south-east asia, southeast asia, spike, spikes, spiky, spine, spines, spiny, star-fish, starfish, sub-aqua, sulawesi, technological, technology, thorn, thorns, thorny, tropic, tropical, tropics, under water, underwater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.