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Closer Dugong and without diver
Dugong close up

Dugongs (Dugong dugon) like sandy bottom with sea weed. A shallow bay close Marsa Alam, Egypt, Red Sea, Africa, is home for some dungongs. They don’t care about divers and continue feeding.

Canon EOS 5D, EF 1:4/17-40mm L USM, Seacam Housing, 1/60s, f 11, ISO 100, Speedlite 580 EX, TTL, Sealux housing.

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THIS IMAGE IS PART OF MY CALENDAR " FASCINATION IN DIVING"

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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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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 4 years ago

    wow what an incredible sight.. awesome!
    :)

  • Thank you. But this is very normal in the Red Sea.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 4 years ago

    The world below the surface of the sea is endlessly fascinating. And I suppose the creatures that live there think of human divers as visitors from outer space hehe. I don’t think you will ever run out of conversation, Norbert.

  • Thank you Kelly. I dive since 1977 :-))) …

    – Norbert Probst

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelover 4 years ago

    In-flippin’credible. WowZer. Amazing.

  • Thank you Ann. We where lucky because some minutes later a crowd of divers came along.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Melinda Kerr
    Melinda Kerrover 4 years ago

    I love Dugongs! They seem to have a good attitude!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingover 4 years ago

    Amazing photo Norbert. Here at Ningaloo it is a bit different, dugongs are a little shy and you have to be very patient and lucky. Plus the water is normally not that clear. Love the Golden Trevallies, their yellow colour really spices up the photo.

  • muzy
    muzyover 4 years ago

    Excellent! I didnt get to see them when I was there a few years ago – just the giant turtles.

  • Thank you. Yes you’re right. The giant turtles are always there.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

    This is beautiful like our manatees in Florida. I love the manatess here. They have often come up to our canoe and we can reach down and pet them. They seem to love when we rub there backs. Love this photo. The water is so clear. I still have yet to get a great photo of our manatees.

  • Tank you Karen. I’ve been in Florida some years ago, but i wasn’t lucky with visibility under water. It was not possible to take good photographs. Best time is in January, February, when it is cold. Then they like the warmth of the clear springs.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

    Your underwater photos are fantastic, there are springs here in Florida that have crystal clear water with caves that divers can go in. I have visited many of the springs but so scared to go into the caves. But the water is so clear you would be able to get great shots !

  • Hi Karen, I’ve been in Florida at springs, caves and rivers a long time ago ….

    – Norbert Probst

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 4 years ago

    A beautiful creature, well captured.

  • Thank you very much.

    – Norbert Probst

  • kemal91
    kemal91over 4 years ago

    Brilliant shot, dugongs are such fascinating creatures. :)

  • Thank you very much. Yes and they are peaceful.

    – Norbert Probst

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