National Geographic : 1924 Mar
AUSTRALIA'S WILD WONDERLAND 333 TWENTY SQUARE MILES OF CORAL ANOTHER VIEW OF THE CORAL REEF OFF MONTGOMERY ISLAND The coral reefs of northwestern Australia are magnificent in formation and beauty of coloring. In order to obtain this picture, the Nor' West Scientific Expedition chopped and blasted a channel which allowed the water to drain from one of the picturesque lagoons left by the tide on the top of a great section of coral. When the water in the lagoon fell about seven feet, a dingy was placed on the lagoon, and in this craft the photographer secured the pictures. The coral is built up by that industrious little marine creature which is responsible for innumerable atolls and small islands in the great South Seas and Indian Ocean.