Figures in Coral

During my 2009 trip to the Big Island of Hawai’i, we spent a great many hours in a special spot called the Place of Refuge (Two Step), where huge coral reefs lie just offshore. I started noticing human and animal-like figures in the patches of Lobe coral (Porites lobata), and thought it would be fun to make a series of abstract photos. Figures In Coral is the result.

Have a look through and see what you see in each photo. I’ve titled each image to tell you what I saw. What do you see?