Golden Sea Fans cover the reef walls at this pristine coral reef site in the Tubbataha Reefs Marine Preserve. Sulu Sea, Philippines. This 60 megapixel image was captured in over 30 individual frames combined to create a composite image that is shows off the rich colors of the reef.
Jim Hellemn has made a career out of inventing ways to capture the spectacular colors and details of coral reefs. His images have appeared in National Geographic magazine, the American Museum of Natural History and are featured in several large-scale public attractions.