Coral Fluorescence Photography – a window to another world

by | Jun 7, 2011 | Corals, Eye Candy, Photography | 0 comments

All photographs by the author.

I’m not gonna go technical in this post, because there is a great write-up from someone who gave me a few key pointers and answered tons of questions on this topic. If you haven’t had a chance, do read Sanjay Joshi’s article Photographing Fluorescence in Aquarium Corals in the Winter 2010 issue of Reefs Magazine. Great read and even better photos.

Photographing fluorescence is not easy: there is a learning curve and some editing, but the results are out of this world. Here are some images that I’ve managed to take:

Zoanthid species

Blastomussa wellsi

Other corals

  • Marcin Smok

    Marcin Smok is a reefer, photographer, traveler, SCUBA diver and avid DIY-er. He has been keeping freshwater fish tanks since he was 9 years old and saltwater tanks for the past 10 years. Check his photography site at and follow his Facebook profile


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