The Queen by Norbert Probst

…with the most beautiful crown of all Nudibranchs. I found this beauty (Hypselodoris bullockii) sitting on a tiny reef top laying eggs. So I had all the time in the world to find the right position for this shot.

Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro island, Pilippines

Canon EOS 5D, 2.8/100mm macro, Seacam housing, Seaflash, 1/15s, f13, ISO 100

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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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  • Irina Chuckowree
    Irina Chuckowreeabout 2 years ago

    the golden crown is awesome! love the girly pink :)

  • It is the most elegant nudibranch. Thank you Irina.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Peterlangjan
    Peterlangjanabout 2 years ago

    this is an amazing shot.

  • I’m glad, that you like it Peter.

    – Norbert Probst

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you John.

    – Norbert Probst

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    And such a crown! So many jewels in the sea, & you seem to find them on a regular basis, Norbert. More good timing here!!

  • I go again in two week. The Red Sea is calling again ;-) Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 2 years ago

    Yet another example of the diversity and beauty of an amazing world, Norbert. Even more amazing is that after all these years of diving, you will never run out of subjects!

  • If I would stopp diving today, I had enough pictures for RB. But I go to the Red Sea again in two weeks. In April the Maldives are waiting. French Polynesiea (Tahiti, Morea..) is my destination for April and May. And later this year I go to Indonesia and Oman. Thank you Gary.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 2 years ago

    those creatures have vivid colors. this one is gorgeous ;)

  • That’s for sure. Thank you Manon.

    – Norbert Probst

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago

    1 March 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 2 years ago

    Great shapes!

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 2 years ago

    simply excellent ~ she is so elegant! xx

  • Yeah. Like a queeen. Thank you Linda.

    – Norbert Probst

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