Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents, Gorgonacea, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji

Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji

Closeup view of  colorful dendronephthya soft corals, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Bligh Waters

Closeup view of colorful dendronephthya soft corals, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji.

Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji

Sunset light and acropora table coral on pristine tropical reef. Table coral competes for space on the coral reef by growing above and spreading over other coral species keeping them from receiving sunlight, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji

Sunset light and acropora table coral on pristine tropical reef. Table coral competes for space on the coral reef by growing above and spreading over other coral species keeping them from receiving sunlight.

Closeup view of  colorful dendronephthya soft corals, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji, Dendronephthya

Closeup view of colorful dendronephthya soft corals, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji.

Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island

Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji

Leather coral, Sinularia sp, Fiji, Sinularia, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island

Leather coral, Sinularia sp., Fiji

Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents, Gorgonacea, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji

Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents

Spectacular display of pristine cabbage coral, Turbinaria reniformis, in Nigali Pass on Gao Island, Fiji, Turbinaria reniformis, Nigali Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Spectacular display of pristine cabbage coral, Turbinaria reniformis, in Nigali Pass on Gao Island, Fiji

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Pseudanthias

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji

Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island

Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians

Anthias fishes school in strong currents above hard and soft corals on a Fijian coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters

Anthias fishes school in strong currents above hard and soft corals on a Fijian coral reef, Fiji

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji

Anthias fishes school in strong currents above hard and soft corals on a Fijian coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters

Anthias fishes school in strong currents above hard and soft corals on a Fijian coral reef, Fiji

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji

Sarcophyton leather coral on coral reef, Fiji, Sarcophyton, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Sarcophyton leather coral on coral reef, Fiji

Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji

Closeup view of  colorful dendronephthya soft corals, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Closeup view of colorful dendronephthya soft corals, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji.

Sarcophyton leather coral polyp detail, close up view, Fiji, Sarcophyton, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Sarcophyton leather coral polyp detail, close up view, Fiji.

Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji

Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, leafnose moray eel, Fiji, Rhinomuraena quaesita, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, leafnose moray eel, Fiji

Cardinalfish, Fiji, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Cardinalfish, Fiji

Golden Damselfish, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Golden Damselfish, Fiji

Bignose Unicornfish, Naso vlamingii, being cleaned by a small wrasse, Fiji, Naso vlamingii, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Bignose Unicornfish, Naso vlamingii, being cleaned by a small wrasse, Fiji

Fiji Barberi Clownfish, Amphiprion barberi, hiding among anemone tentacles, Fiji, Amphiprion barberi, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Fiji Barberi Clownfish, Amphiprion barberi, hiding among anemone tentacles, Fiji

Parrotfish detail, Fiji, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Parrotfish detail, Fiji

Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji

Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias

Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians.

Anthias fish school around green fan coral, Fiji, Pseudanthias

Anthias fish school around green fan coral, Fiji

Spectacular pristine tropical reef, including dendronephthya soft corals, sarcophyton leather corals and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Sarcophyton, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Spectacular pristine tropical reef, including dendronephthya soft corals, sarcophyton leather corals and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with gorgonian sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Tubastrea micrantha

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with gorgonian sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji

Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Tubastrea micrantha, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.

Spectacular display of pristine cabbage coral, Turbinaria reniformis, in Nigali Pass on Gao Island, Fiji, Turbinaria reniformis, Cabbage Coral, Nigali Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Spectacular display of pristine cabbage coral, Turbinaria reniformis, in Nigali Pass on Gao Island, Fiji

Colorful Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fish on coral reef, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Tubastrea micrantha, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Colorful Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fish on coral reef, Fiji

Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji

Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fishes, feeding on plankton in strong ocean currents over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fishes, feeding on plankton in strong ocean currents over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.

Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fishes, feeding on plankton in strong ocean currents over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fishes, feeding on plankton in strong ocean currents over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.

Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji

Sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji

Spectacularly colorful dendronephthya soft corals on South Pacific reef, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji, Dendronephthya

Spectacularly colorful dendronephthya soft corals on South Pacific reef, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji

Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea

Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.

Bigeye Barracuda schooling in Nigali Pass, Fiji, Nigali Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Bigeye Barracuda schooling in Nigali Pass, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji

Golden Damselfish and Red Gorgonian Sea Fan, Fiji, Gorgonacea, Amblyglyphidodon aureus, Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Golden Damselfish and Red Gorgonian Sea Fan, Fiji

Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians, Gorgonacea, Chironephthya, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians.

Bubble coral polyp detail, Plerogyra sinuosa, Fiji, Plerogyra sinuosa

Bubble coral polyp detail, Plerogyra sinuosa, Fiji

Wananavu Beach Resort, Viti Levu Island, Fiji, Raki Raki, Viti Levu  Island

Wananavu Beach Resort, Viti Levu Island, Fiji

Pink Skunk Anemone Fish, Amphiprion perideraion, Fiji, Amphiprion perideraion

Pink Skunk Anemone Fish, Amphiprion perideraion, Fiji

Anthias fishes school over the colorful Fijian coral reef, everything taking advantage of currents that bring planktonic food. Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island

Anthias fishes school over the colorful Fijian coral reef, everything taking advantage of currents that bring planktonic food. Fiji

Red whip coral, Ellisella ceratophyta, Fiji, Ellisella ceratophyta, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Red whip coral, Ellisella ceratophyta, Fiji

Closeup view of  colorful dendronephthya soft corals, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island

Closeup view of colorful dendronephthya soft corals, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji.

Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents, Gorgonacea, Bligh Waters, Fiji

Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji

Branching whip coral (Ellisella sp) captures passing planktonic food in ocean currents, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Ellisella, Bligh Waters

Branching whip coral (Ellisella sp) captures passing planktonic food in ocean currents, Fiji

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji

Spectacularly colorful dendronephthya soft corals on South Pacific reef, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Spectacularly colorful dendronephthya soft corals on South Pacific reef, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji.

Sinularia flexibilis finger leather soft coral, Fiji, Sinularis flexibilis, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Sinularia flexibilis finger leather soft coral, Fiji

Coral Hind, Cephalopholis miniata, also known as Coral Trout and Coral Grouper, Fiji, Cephalopholis miniata, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Coral Hind, Cephalopholis miniata, also known as Coral Trout and Coral Grouper, Fiji

Phyllidia coelestis nudibranch, Fiji, Phyllidia coelestis, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Phyllidia coelestis nudibranch, Fiji

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Pseudanthias

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji

Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias

Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians.

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji

Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji, Dendronephthya

Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji

Reef lizardfish, Synodus variegatus, Fiji, Synodus variegatus

Reef lizardfish, Synodus variegatus, Fiji

Pink Skunk Anemone Fish, Amphiprion perideraion, Fiji, Amphiprion perideraion

Pink Skunk Anemone Fish, Amphiprion perideraion, Fiji

Bluestripe clownfish, Amphiprion chrysopterus, Fiji, Amphiprion chrysopterus

Bluestripe clownfish, Amphiprion chrysopterus, Fiji

Spiral-gilled tubeworm, Christmas tree worm, Blue Christmas Tree Worm Spirobranchus giganteus, Fiji, Spirobranchus giganteus

Spiral-gilled tubeworm, Christmas tree worm, Blue Christmas Tree Worm Spirobranchus giganteus, Fiji

Manta Ray Feeding on Plankton, Fiji, Manta birostris, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Manta Ray Feeding on Plankton, Fiji

Branching whip coral (Ellisella sp) captures passing planktonic food in ocean currents, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Ellisella

Branching whip coral (Ellisella sp) captures passing planktonic food in ocean currents, Fiji

Bright red Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and yellow sarcophyton leather coral on pristine coral reef, Fiji, Sarcophyton, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Bright red Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and yellow sarcophyton leather coral on pristine coral reef, Fiji

Sinularia flexibilis finger leather soft coral, Fiji, Sinularis flexibilis, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Sinularia flexibilis finger leather soft coral, Fiji

Symphyllia brain coral on tropical coral reef, Fiji, Symphyllia, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Symphyllia brain coral on tropical coral reef, Fiji

Beautiful tropical reef in Fiji. The reef is covered with dendronephthya soft corals and sea fan gorgonians, with schooling Anthias fishes swimming against a strong current, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Beautiful tropical reef in Fiji. The reef is covered with dendronephthya soft corals and sea fan gorgonians, with schooling Anthias fishes swimming against a strong current.

Acropora table coral on pristine tropical reef. Table coral competes for space on the coral reef by growing above and spreading over other coral species keeping them from receiving sunlight, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island, Fiji

Acropora table coral on pristine tropical reef. Table coral competes for space on the coral reef by growing above and spreading over other coral species keeping them from receiving sunlight.

Red whip coral, Ellisella ceratophyta, Mount Mutiny, Bligh Waters, Fiji, Gorgonacea, Ellisella ceratophyta, Vatu I Ra Passage

Red whip coral, Ellisella ceratophyta, Mount Mutiny, Bligh Waters, Fiji

Sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef.  This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji

Sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents.

Spectacularly colorful dendronephthya soft corals on South Pacific reef, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Nigali Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Spectacularly colorful dendronephthya soft corals on South Pacific reef, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji

Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fishes, feeding on plankton in strong ocean currents over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias

Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fishes, feeding on plankton in strong ocean currents over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.

Soft Corals and Diver in Cavern, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Soft Corals and Diver in Cavern, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Island, Fiji, Namena Marine Reserve

Aerial View of Namena Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji

Staghorn coral on pristine Fijian coral reef, Acropora palifera, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Staghorn coral on pristine Fijian coral reef

Branching whip coral (Ellisella sp.) captures passing planktonic food in ocean currents, Fiji, Ellisella, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Branching whip coral (Ellisella sp.) captures passing planktonic food in ocean currents, Fiji

Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.

Dive Boat Naia, M/V Naia, at anchor off Wakaya Island, Fiji

Dive Boat Naia, M/V Naia, at anchor off Wakaya Island, Fiji

Freckled Hawkfish (Black-sided Hawkfish), Paracirrhites forsteri, Fiji, Paracirrhites forsteri, Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Freckled Hawkfish (Black-sided Hawkfish), Paracirrhites forsteri, Fiji

A Large Dendronephthya Soft Coral extends into ocean currents to grasp passing planktonic food, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

A Large Dendronephthya Soft Coral extends into ocean currents to grasp passing planktonic food, Fiji

Gorgonians and Stony Corals, Tropical Coral Reef, Fiji, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Gorgonians and Stony Corals, Tropical Coral Reef, Fiji

Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji

Bigeye Trevally Jacks, Schooling, Fiji, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Bigeye Trevally Jacks, Schooling, Fiji

Various hard corals on pristine Fijian coral reef, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Various hard corals on pristine Fijian coral reef

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters

Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji

Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias

Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians.

Fijian Sunset, South Pacific Sunset

Fijian Sunset, South Pacific Sunset

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji

Golden Damselfish, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus

Golden Damselfish, Fiji

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias

Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji

Lyretail Anthias foraging for bits of food passing by in ocean currents, Pseudanthias squamipinnis, Fiji, Pseudanthias

Lyretail Anthias foraging for bits of food passing by in ocean currents, Pseudanthias squamipinnis, Fiji

Wreck of the Nasi Yalo Dina, Fiji. The Nasi Yalodina was a Fijian medical ship that sunk after striking the reef here in 2001

Wreck of the Nasi Yalo Dina, Fiji. The Nasi Yalodina was a Fijian medical ship that sunk after striking the reef here in 2001

Sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef.  This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island, Fiji

Sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents.

Vibrant Dendronephthya soft corals, green fan coral and schooling Anthias fish on coral reef, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Tubastrea micrantha, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Vibrant Dendronephthya soft corals, green fan coral and schooling Anthias fish on coral reef, Fiji

Leather coral, Sinularia sp, Fiji, Sinularia, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Leather coral, Sinularia sp., Fiji

Spectacularly colorful dendronephthya soft corals on South Pacific reef, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island

Spectacularly colorful dendronephthya soft corals on South Pacific reef, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji

Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Mount Mutiny, Bligh Waters, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Vatu I Ra Passage

Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Mount Mutiny, Bligh Waters, Fiji

Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fishes, feeding on plankton in strong ocean currents over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fishes, feeding on plankton in strong ocean currents over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.

Spectacularly colorful dendronephthya soft corals on South Pacific reef, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Nigali Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Spectacularly colorful dendronephthya soft corals on South Pacific reef, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji

Spectacular display of pristine cabbage coral, Turbinaria reniformis, in Nigali Pass on Gao Island, Fiji, Turbinaria reniformis, Cabbage Coral, Nigali Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Spectacular display of pristine cabbage coral, Turbinaria reniformis, in Nigali Pass on Gao Island, Fiji

Red Gorgonian and Yellow Crinoid on Coral Reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Tubastrea micrantha, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Red Gorgonian and Yellow Crinoid on Coral Reef, Fiji

Sarcophyton leather coral on diverse coral reef, Fiji, Sarcophyton, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Sarcophyton leather coral on diverse coral reef, Fiji

Acropora coral (foreground) on South Pacific Coral Reef, Fiji, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Acropora coral (foreground) on South Pacific Coral Reef, Fiji

Colorful dendronephthya soft corals and various hard corals, flourishing on a pristine healthy south pacific coral reef.  The soft corals are inflated in strong ocean currents, capturing passing planktonic food with their many small polyps, Dendronephthya, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji

Colorful dendronephthya soft corals and various hard corals, flourishing on a pristine healthy south pacific coral reef. The soft corals are inflated in strong ocean currents, capturing passing planktonic food with their many small polyps.

Various stony and soft corals on pristine tropical reef. Table coral competes for space on the coral reef by growing above and spreading over other coral species keeping them from receiving sunlight, Pseudanthias, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji

Various stony and soft corals on pristine tropical reef. Table coral competes for space on the coral reef by growing above and spreading over other coral species keeping them from receiving sunlight.

Pristine South Pacific tropical coral reef, with vibrant colorful dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Crinoidea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Pristine South Pacific tropical coral reef, with vibrant colorful dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.

Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef.  This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji

Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents.

Aerial View of Vatu-i-Ra Coral Seascape, Fiji, Vatu I Ra Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago

Aerial View of Vatu-i-Ra Coral Seascape, Fiji

Aerial View of Vatu-i-Ra Coral Seascape, Fiji, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island

Aerial View of Vatu-i-Ra Coral Seascape, Fiji

Beautiful Coral Reef Scene, Fiji, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island

Beautiful Coral Reef Scene, Fiji

Coral Hind, Cephalopholis miniata, also known as Coral Trout and Coral Grouper, Fiji, Cephalopholis miniata, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Coral Hind, Cephalopholis miniata, also known as Coral Trout and Coral Grouper, Fiji

Fiji Barberi Clownfish, Amphiprion barberi, hiding among anemone tentacles, Fiji, Amphiprion barberi, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Fiji Barberi Clownfish, Amphiprion barberi, hiding among anemone tentacles, Fiji

Brilliantly colored orange and pink anthias fishes, schooling in strong ocean currents next to the coral reef which is their home. Fiji, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters

Brilliantly colored orange and pink anthias fishes, schooling in strong ocean currents next to the coral reef which is their home. Fiji

Green fan coral, extending into ocean currents where tiny polyps gather passing plankton, Fiji, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island

Green fan coral, extending into ocean currents where tiny polyps gather passing plankton, Fiji

Leather coral, Sinularia sp, Fiji, Sinularia, Bligh Waters

Leather coral, Sinularia sp., Fiji

Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Crinoidea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji

Coral Hind, Cephalopholis miniata, also known as Coral Trout and Coral Grouper, Fiji, Cephalopholis miniata, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island

Coral Hind, Cephalopholis miniata, also known as Coral Trout and Coral Grouper, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji

Anthias fish school around green fan coral, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters

Anthias fish school around green fan coral, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Namena Marine Reserve and Coral Reefs, Namena Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Gau Island, Fiji

Aerial View of Gau Island, Fiji