Paradoxon by Norbert Probst

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The Harlequin Ghoste pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) is one of the strangest but most beautiful species in the sea. The female is much larger than the male. It’s quiet difficult to show this tiny couple in full sharpness and with blue background.
Selayar Island, South Sulawesie, Indonesia


Canon EOS 5D, 2.8/100mm Macro lens, Seacam Housing, 1/25 sek. f 10, ISO 100, Speedlite 580 EX in Sealux housing, TTL

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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  • Peacefulwarrior
    Peacefulwarrioralmost 5 years ago

    very beautiful and very colourful, well done

  • Thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Anne Staub
    Anne Staubalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning shot!!

  • Thank you. Yes, they are unbelievable.

    – Norbert Probst

  • kemal91
    kemal91almost 5 years ago

    Great capture of a very interesting creature. :)

  • Thank you very much.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingalmost 5 years ago

    Perfect shot, love it!!

  • Thanks.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersalmost 5 years ago

    wow….this is amazing…

  • Thanks. It is!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 5 years ago

    Hard to believe those creatures are living on the same planet I am.

  • Thank you Kelly. There is some more hard to believe…

    – Norbert Probst

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot of this couple Norbert

  • Thank you Stephen. I’ve tried do do something special…

    – Norbert Probst

  • Melissa Fiene
    Melissa Fienealmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot. Great color and detail.

  • Thank you Melissa. I like this creatures.

    – Norbert Probst

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesalmost 5 years ago

    That is awesome! I thought it was a bit of an average photo coming from you….until my dodgy eyes adjusted and i worked out what it was and how stunning it is. Well done!!

  • Thank you Chris. Especially non-divers will need a second look…

    – Norbert Probst

  • MattTworkowski
    MattTworkowskialmost 5 years ago

    A real beauty Norbert,great shot

  • Thank you Matt. The where at 27m. I’ve got 30 minutes decompression :-)

    – Norbert Probst

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