In honor of National Photography Month, we bring you more photography from our colleagues at National Geographic and National Geographic Kids.

Today’s feature spotlights photography in one of the least known areas on our planet – the oceans.

One of our most precious global resources, our friends at Nat Geo have spent decades shining a spotlight on the breathtaking beauty of our oceans and the need to protect them.

With in-depth stories and ground-breaking photography and videography, they have consistently pushed the boundaries of oceanic exploration. One such recent project follows underwater photo duo Jennifer Hayes and David Doubilet as they take a unique look at coral reefs, like the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

“How coral reefs might survive climate change,” a May National Geographic magazine feature, serves as a powerful timelapse photos of corals from 10 years ago vs. today. Jennifer and David took old pictures of reef, enlarged and water proofed them, and then went scuba diving in the exact same spot. They then held the “before” pictures next to the same reef, to show the stress these underwater ecosystems are under. The effect is quite dramatic.

Source: Disney Parks Blog