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Frozen in Time
David5-the-Hatched
Dragonfly Posing
Diana3-the-Hatched
Selfie
David4-the-Hatched
Sunset Reflections
Serenity
Sky Meets Water
sunset in july
sunrise over the river
Colorful Fijian Reef
Trucking to Chikkamagaluru hill.
Trecking to Chikkamagaluru Hill, Karanataka, India
Tale of the Alaskan Whale
Glacier Reflections
Travel culture
True celebration of Religion
Wonderland
Nature's Refree
Early morning fog
Old Edge
Tree Sculpture
13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Colorful Fijian Reef

I was snorkeling off of Naviti Island in Fiji during a study abroad program when I took this picture. We were doing a coral reef health checks measuring the overall health of the corals and the ocean life in the reef. By collecting data to help us better preserve the reef in the future, we were helping the environment as we traveled. This kind of work can help sustain the environment for future travelers, and more education can help assure that tourists are not damaging the reefs.

TAGS: Coral Reef, Fiji, Ocean, Sustainable Travel

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Macon, Georgia, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Malone Slappey.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2015
Total Views: 35
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 21, 2015, 10:37 a.m.
Camera Make: GoPro
Camera Model: HERO4 Silver
Shutter Speed: 1/120
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO142
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PHOTO LOCATION Naviti Island, Fiji