The Giant Wrasse, Humphead Wrasse, Maori Wrasse or Napoleonfish (Cheilinus undulatus) is the largest (2,5m) wrasse worldwide.

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Brother Islands, Egypt, Red Sea

Canon EOS 5D, 4/17-40mm, Seacam Housing, Subtronic amphibian flash, manual, 1/60s, f 9, 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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  • ralph arce
    ralph arcealmost 5 years ago

    that is huge!!! great shot. what an interesting animal. :)

  • Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Jens Helmstedt
    Jens Helmstedtalmost 5 years ago

    I agree, very interesting animal. Stunning color tones, great photo Norbert!

  • Thanks Jens. I like that species too.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you very much.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Patrick Downey
    Patrick Downeyalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture…looks like a real slow mover just cruising along!

  • They can move much faster than divers! Thanks.

    – Norbert Probst

  • kemal91
    kemal91almost 5 years ago

    Awesome! They’re huge!….. Nice capture and colours. :)

  • They can be huge. This one is adult but not huge. Thanks.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 5 years ago

    What a strange looking creature. But he can keep his lips to himself, thank you.

  • Japanese people pay unbelievable much money for it. It’s very delicate for food. This is because there are not many let any more.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonalmost 5 years ago

    Wow! Always amazing work you do!!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Vickie Burt
    Vickie Burtalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, what a monster in size. Great shot.

  • No, this is not a real big one, but it’s large enough. Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittalmost 5 years ago

    Featured artwork at the Underwater Photographer’s Guild

  • Haven’t seen until today. Thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

  • weepeeple
    weepeeplealmost 5 years ago

    The kind of fish which must have inspired artists to do a fish with a human face- I actually collect fish with human faces and I have never seen one of these. Thanks for sharing your undersea adventures with us in such a tantalizing way!

  • It’s my pleasure! Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

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