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Cactus Coral
Photographer: Jeffrey Haines
Location: Key Largo Florida
Story: 
The brilliant green texture of this cactus coral caught my eye, resembling some ancient script carved into stone. The green color comes from the algae living within the coral polyps forming a symbiotic relationship between plant and animal. This photo was taken in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the first undersea park in the United States.
Digital Alterations: 
Exposure, contrast, sharpening,spot removal and a small crop.
Camera Information: Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 17-70mm lens inside a Nauticam underwater housing with 2 Sea & Sea underwater strobes.
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