Places– of Charm

Photographer David Littschwager took a green metal frame to a coral reef off the Moorea Island in French Polynesia.  He watched, counted, and photographed (with the help of a team from National Geographic) the creatures within the space.  Then he moved the habitat cube to another space and repeated this, coaxing out every inhabitant down to the size of a millimeter.


11 thoughts on “Places– of Charm

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    What a project! These reef creatures look like cartoon characters. What’s the bottom thingy that looks like it might be translucent?

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    Hey Kiwana. While the photographs were taken, biocode researchers were conducting DNA sequencing. They assigned unique identifiers to each species. They look at small in other to get the bigger picture of the ecosystem.

  3. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Much of our planet is still a hidden frontier. Our eyes see the big creatures, but the near microscopic tells the real story.

  4. Kathleen Rowland

    Yes, and many creatures are still unnamed, Mary Alice. Miniature realms tell us a lot. Earth is the only planet we know that has a biosphere. We have to have an exact environment in order to stay alive.

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