And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

14 July 2014

Greenpeace photographer Paul Hilton takes us to an underwater nirvana with his breathtaking pictures from the UNESCO-listed Komodo National Park. Take a minute to look at these pictures and celebrate our natural world and our World Heritage sites.

 

 

Small schools of fish, at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia, are protected by the mangroves from larger predators and strong storm currents.

Sunrise over the reef at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia. Sunrise over the reef at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

A blacktip reef sharks swims in the mangroves at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

A blacktip reef sharks swims in the mangroves at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

A critically endangered hawksbill turtle swims over the coral gardens at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

A critically endangered hawksbill turtle swims over the coral gardens at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

A critically endangered hawksbill turtle swims over the coral gardens at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

A critically endangered hawksbill turtle swims over the coral gardens at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Manta rays enjoy the strong currents inside the Komodo National Park, near Flores, Indonesia.

Manta rays enjoy the strong currents inside the Komodo National Park, near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Sunrise over the reef at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Sunrise over the reef at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

A critically endangered hawksbill turtle swims over the coral gardens at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

A critically endangered hawksbill turtle swims over the coral gardens at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

A Clownfish enjoys the safety of an anemone at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

A Clownfish enjoys the safety of an anemone at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Coral gardens in the early morning light at Kanawa Island near Flores, Indonesia.

Think it’s important to protect World Heritage Sites like these? So do we. The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Site is under threat from the reckless expansion of the coal industry – stand up for the reef today: http://www.savethereef.org.au/