The 2023 Reef Life Calendar is Available Now!
04 Nov, 2022
The publishers of CORAL, the Marine & Reef Aquarium Magazine, announce the 2023 Reef Life Calendar featuring Photographs by Denise Nielsen Tackett & Larry P. Tackett
Dazzling in its profusion of colors and fascinating life forms, the coral reef displays some of the richest assemblages of biodiversity on Earth and captivates underwater naturalists, divers, snorkelers, and marine aquarists alike. Images in this collection include glorious reef scenes from the Indo-Pacific; brilliant reef fishes; and portraits of corals and other fascinating reef animals.
Larry P. Tackett and Denise Nielsen Tackett worked as a unique underwater research team for more than 20 years until her untimely passing in 2015. They dived together around the tropical world, photographing and observing marine life and collecting coral reef sponges for medical research. Larry and Denise are the authors of Reef Life, Natural History and Behaviors of Marine Fishes and Invertebrates, and The Essential Underwater Photography Manual. Denise’s captivating images, many examples of which grace this calendar, continue to live on and inspire underwater naturalists everywhere.
“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.”
Baba Dioum, a Senegalese forester, presented these words at a meeting of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) in New Delhi, India, 1968.