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This wreck is a Japanese Patrol boat from World War II. It’s about 20 meters long and is sitting upright on a sandy bottom at 45meters of depth.
The story about the wreck is unfortunately not known.
Today the wreck is completely covered with corals and it is a colorful home for many fishes and invertebrates.

Gili Travangan Island close Lombok, Indonesia, Banda Sea

Canon EOS 5D, EF 4.0 17-40mm, 1/30, f 9, ISO 200, Seacam uw-housing, Subtronic amphibian flash, manual power setting


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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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  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 4 years ago

    Love your images always fascinating wonderful colours in the corals that are growing on this wreck

  • Thank you Kim.

    – Norbert Probst

  • kemal91
    kemal91over 4 years ago

    Excellent shot, very interesting to see this sort of wreckage because I love reading about the world wars.

  • My pleasure, Kemal.

    – Norbert Probst

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 4 years ago

    Beautiful – knowing it was an instrument of war and seeing it in such a colourful ‘reclaimed by nature’ state is almost kind of appropriate, I would say…

  • That´s true. Thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Quinn000
    Quinn000over 4 years ago

    Very cool!

  • Thank you Gina!

    – Norbert Probst

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    wonderful . . . .

  • Thank you very much Lorilee.

    – Norbert Probst

  • miroslava
    miroslavaover 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much Miroslava.

    – Norbert Probst

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