Sleeping Grey Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) under an overhang.
I photographed several times with flash, but he didn’t woke up :-)
401 Views, 12.11.2011

Bathala Island, Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean

Canon EOS 50-E, 2.8/20-35mm L, Subtronic amphibian flash, all settings manual


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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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  • Dave Nitsche
    Dave Nitscheover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot

  • Thanks Dave.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Janette Rodgers
    Janette Rodgersover 4 years ago

    great photo Norbert. Cheers Jan

  • Thank you Janette. You’re always welcome.

    – Norbert Probst

  • dc witmer
    dc witmerover 4 years ago

    your underwater photography is fantastic!

  • Thank you for your friendly commend. I like that.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookeover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful shark!

  • Thanks Shelly. They are perfect in shape.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 4 years ago

    Another stunner Norbert, magic stuff.

  • Thank you Garth.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Jim Butera
    Jim Buteraover 4 years ago

    How can you tell that he is sleeping? I had my first encounter with a reef shark while snorkeling in Hawai’i this past May and was terrified. He was laying on the sand bottom at an inlet in the edge of the reef. Having never seen a shark before caused me to head for shore as fast as I could go! Fortunately it was our last day there or I’m pretty sure that I would not have gone in the water again!

  • Because I watch the behave of sharks since 32 years under water!

    – Norbert Probst

  • EricJackson
    EricJacksonover 4 years ago

    Great Photograph! :o)

  • redtree
    redtreeover 4 years ago

    Stunning work

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

    Wow, amazing!

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 4 years ago

    July 23,2010 Congratulations!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Norbert Probst

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