The Bandit by Norbert Probst

Some times I try to get something special. This Longfin Batfish (Platax teira) was in a cleaning station and always surrounded by a Bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus). I did several photographs and got this funny shot.

Canon EOS 5D MKII, 2.8/100mm macro, Seacam housing, Seaflash, 1/30s, f11, ISO 200

Selayar Island, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, Indo West-Pacific

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Passionated, professional photographer since 1992 with worldwide publications in magazines, newspapers, calendars, prospects, advertising, internet and on products.
I am located in Nuremberg, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, and my heart beats for marine wildlife.

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  • © Sophie W. Smith
    © Sophie W. Smithabout 2 years ago

    Very creative and very beautiful!

  • Thank you Sophie.

    – Norbert Probst

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 2 years ago

    Unbelievable! Extraordinary shot!!

  • That’s a great compliment. Thank you John.

    – Norbert Probst

  • berndt2
    berndt2about 2 years ago

    LOL – what a great catch!

  • I am glad that you like it. That you John.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 2 years ago

    This shot makes me wonder what fish would think if they had mirrors down there. Your playground is endlessly fascinating, Norbert.

  • The cleaning station is their Bathroom ;-) Thank you Gary.

    – Norbert Probst

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    I’ll say it again… timing is everything, is it not? Another magnificent image, Norbert!

  • You are absolutely right. Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Sue  Cullumber
    Sue Cullumberabout 2 years ago

    Wow – this is so great!

  • Thank you Sue.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 2 years ago

    this is really too cool. lol. I love your sens of humour. so well done and surely a lucky strike ;)

  • The world is sad enough Manon. We need more things to enjoy and smile. Thank you,

    – Norbert Probst

  • Jacqueline van Zetten
    Jacqueline van...about 2 years ago

    Stunning capture! Great! Jackie:)

  • I’m glad that you like it Jackie. Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aprilann
    aprilannabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful! This would look great in The Goofy House gallery.

  • Thank you Ann. It’s done!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterabout 2 years ago

    Excellent image – and very humourous too :)

  • Thank you for your friendly comment Robyn.

    – Norbert Probst

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