Reef area of Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Reef area in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Detailed Description

In this photo, you can see both the fore-reef and main reef area of the complex. The fore-reef slants backwards until it meets the near vertical face of the main fossilized reef. The fore-reef structure is made up of pieces of sponge and coral that were broken off when waves hit the reef millions of years ago. 

Details

Image Dimensions: 650 x 650

Location Taken: US