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Desktop Wallpaper: The spectacle of underwater photography

Coral reef

Many of the most fascinating places on the Earth lie beneath the surface of the planet's oceans, which makes for colorful photography and desktop wallpaper.

This gallery was originally published in December 2010.

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Credit: NOAA

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.