Cold Water Garden

Plants & Planet
Cold Water Garden by Leena Roy

Image details - Cold Water Garden

Photographer: Leena Roy
Competition: Competition 17
Category: Plants & Planet
Location: Cairns of Coll, Isle of Coll, Scotland, United Kingdom


Epiphytic red algae (Ceramium sp.) tufts growing on tips of thongweed (Himanthalia elongata) fronds in the cold waters of the Cairns of Coll, Scotland. Seaweed is vital as a nursery habitat for fish and other species and is recognised as having a vital role in carbon capture, but is under threat from pollution and habitat destruction.


3rd place - Plants & Planet