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Amazing Underwater Photos of Ocean Creatures

Check out these incredible images by photojournalist Brian Skerry, and help select which photographs will appear in an upcoming exhibit

Yellowfin Surgeonfish

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(Brian Skerry )

This photo was taken on the remote Nikumaroro Island in the Phoenix Islands. Up until a few years ago, it was the world’s largest marine protected area. Skerry took the shot of this school of yellowfin surgeonfish feeding on a shallow reef a few feet below the surface at sunset.

“I like to work on tropic coral reefs at dusk because I can get the real colors of the animals," Skerry says. “During the day, it’s too bright and it’s very hard to do.”

Vote for this photo to appear in the Natural History Museum’s Portraits of Planet Ocean exhibit, set to open in February 2013!

About K. Annabelle Smith
K. Annabelle Smith

K. Annabelle Smith is a writer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico who covers a wide variety of topics for Smithsonian.com. Her work also appears in OutsideOnline.com and Esquire.com.

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