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In pictures: Sheringham Snorkel Trail underwater reef caught on camera

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image captionRecent weather has created near-perfect conditions to view the reef
An underwater photographer has caught the beauty of a lesser-seen area of Norfolk, just metres from the shore.
The Sheringham Snorkel Trail, formed on top of a disused Victorian sewage pipe, boasts a "huge array of colourful and interesting sea life".
Photographer Chris Taylor said the recent warm weather had created near-perfect conditions for the reef - only 50m (164ft) off the coast - to be seen.
Divers can make their way along the trail, which features ropes and buoys.
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image captionThe Sheringham Snorkel Trail is close to the shore off the north Norfolk coast
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image captionThe underwater ecosystem boasts a diverse range of wildlife
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image captionPhotographer Chris Taylor said the weather-window that results in clear waters only lasts for about a week each year
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image captionThe 46m (150ft) trail was set up in 2016 by divers Dawn Watson and Rob Spray
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image captionThe pipe is now fully encrusted with seaweed and marine invertebrates and is home to many types of crab, lobsters, shrimp, prawn and fish, said Mr Taylor
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image captionJellyfish off the coast at Sheringham in Norfolk
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image caption"The colours down there are incredible and can rival any coral reef I have dived on in Thailand, Australia or The Maldives", Mr Taylor added
Photos by Chris Taylor
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