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Coral Tri Detail
Credit: © Jürgen Freund / WWF-Canon.
Soft coral detail (dendronephthya sp.), New Britain, Papua New Guinea: one of the colorful namesakes of a new book called, "The Coral Triangle."
The 272-page coffee table book of vibrant photographs and essays from conservation experts profiles the so-called Coral Triangle, a vast region of the southern Pacific Ocean, and one of the richest areas of marine life on the planet.
The region is facing a multitude of threats to its marine residents and to the humans who depend upon them. Click through to see images from an 18-month journey in the region, which took husband-and-wife wildlife photography team Jürgen Freund and Stella Chiu-Freund to some wild and remote spots.