Bonaire in 100 photos – Christmas Tree
Christmas tree worms, also known as Christmas tree corals, are a sight to behold when diving or snorkeling in the waters of Bonaire.
Christmas tree worms, also known as Christmas tree corals, are a sight to behold when diving or snorkeling in the waters of Bonaire. These small, colorful, tree-shaped plumes can often be found protruding from brain coral. Despite their vibrant appearance, the actual size of these coral worms is only a few centimeters, and what you see in the photo is just their tentacle crown. The worm itself typically resides within a self-made calcareous tube that is inserted a few centimeters into the coral. Through their tentacle crown, the worm extracts oxygen and food particles from the water. When there is a perceived threat, the worm retracts its tentacle crown. By remaining calm and still, there is a good chance of observing this beautiful coral creature. However, excessive movement can cause them to retreat.
Casper Douma Photography
“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.”