Photo by @DavidDoubilet Sunset casts a golden glow across a shallow grove of elkhorn coral in the Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Elkhorn coral was once the most abundant coral in the Caribbean but 90%+ of this now endangered species has been lost to disease, storm damage and bleaching. Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina marine sanctuary is a window into the Caribbean that was, a place where these endangered corals flourish and reef fish and shark populations are stable. It is one of my favorite places in the sea and the story of Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen appears in the November issue of @natgeo With @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #ocean #Cuba #Coral #Sunset #Dream for #moreocean follow @jenniferhayesig and @daviddoubilet
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