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The reign of sponges in a cave at a depth of 78 meters. This cave was created tens of thousands of years ago, when the level of the oceans was down after a glaciation. The onslaught of waves on the cliff, which was once the coral reef, to dig over time all a series of cave or overhang like this. We can notice that the vault is bright with color. Despite the tiny amount of light that reaches this place, the biodiversity that develops there is extraordinary. Mayotte

© Gabriel Barathieu / Biosphoto

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Image size: 25143x11718 pixels (83.8"x39.1" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2018-09-23

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Wild animal / Sponge

Wild animal / Sponge / Porifera (Porifera sp)

Shot / Panoramic photography

World sea and ocean / Indian Ocean / Mozambique Channel

Shot / Panoramic photography / Panoramic assembly


Leisure / Sport / Diving / Scuba diving

Earth's crust / Geological formation / Cave

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

Africa / Comoro Islands / Mayotte

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Individual / Person

Leisure / Sport / Diving / Diver

Area / Marine area / Reef / Coral reef

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Parazoa / Gelatinosa / Porifera

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