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Leopard or Zebra Sharks (Stegostoma fasciatum) are quite common in the Gulf of Oman Sea. I like these elegant swimmers very much, but I had not very often the pleasure to meet them. A Sucker fish (Echeneis naucrates) is on its tail.
He gave me one shot, the he went away.

Daymaniyat Islands, Gulf of Oman, Oman

244 Views, 11.10.2013

Canon EOS 5D MKII, 4.0/17-40mm, 1/125s, f9, ISO 200

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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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    A fantastic creature Norbert. this one seems not be really disturbed by your presence. great shot ;)

  • I am alway very carefully with animals. I think they feel it and let me come close.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dabout 1 year ago

    Leo seems to like you:-) Hopefully not for dinner – but you’re still with us!

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 1 year ago

    splendid capture!!

  • Thank you John.

    – Norbert Probst

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 1 year ago

    Leo is one splendid fellow, Norbert! Fine colors, not to mention those patterns! I was hoping to see some Oman images… my sister & brother-in-law lived there for a while & just loved it. They didn’t get under water, though!

  • It’s a wonderful country! I’ve been there tree times. It is the richest sea I ever have seen. Thank you very much.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Thomas Young
    Thomas Youngabout 1 year ago

    Awesome photo Norbert. Is that something around it’s tail?

  • Thank you Thomas. It’s a sucker fish.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 1 year ago

    An unusual shark, Norbert, not quite as streamlined as others, a little more chunky, but beautiful nonetheless. How many meters is this guy?

  • This fellow was about two meters long. After I took the photo he swam away. Thank you Gary.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 1 year ago


  • Thank you very much for the feature, Vicky!

    – Norbert Probst

  • metriognome
    metriognomeabout 1 year ago

    Nice pic Norbert. Not absolutely convinced that it belong here, but I’ll let everyone else make up their own minds!

  • I never saw such nice pattern on a shark like thike this. Thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 1 year ago

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterabout 1 year ago

    Are they dangerous? FAbulous capture

  • No Robyn. They like clams, crabs and anything else. Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

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