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I’ve captured this photo at Roca Partida, an volcanic rock who comes up from 2000 meter of depth. Roca Partida (English: Broken Rock) is the smallest of the Revillagigedo Islands in Mexico. It is uninhabited, with an area of only 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres):
This unique place is famous for extreme clear water (otherwise it would be impossible to get a scenery like that) and its Pacific Manta Rays (Manta hamiltony) cruising around the extinct volcano.

Canon EOS 5D, 2.8/15mm Fisheye, SEACAM housing, f11, 1/125, ISO 200, no flash

5297 Views, 93 Favs, 21.07.2014

This picture was printed in several publications around the world.

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

    what an amazing viewpoint with those rays circling the rock – superb !
    and welcome back – we’ve missed you

  • Thank you, It’s my best selling photo here in Europe.

    – Norbert Probst

  • stephaniekoehl
    stephaniekoehlover 4 years ago

    WOW !

  • Danke Stephanie. Für dich doch längst bekannt :-)

    – Norbert Probst

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 4 years ago

    Astounding underwater image..

  • Thanks Robert.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 4 years ago

    WOW!! That is an amazing scene!!
    Welcome back – I’ve frequently revisited your work hoping for new pics.

  • Thank you Vikram. You will sse some more…

    – Norbert Probst

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 4 years ago

    Awesome Norbert! You have come back with a cracker of a shot! Cant wait for the rest of them!

  • Thank you. My problem is too much work….

    – Norbert Probst

  • James Peake Nature Photography.
    James Peake Na...over 4 years ago

    Spectacular Norbert!

  • Thank you. Yes that’s it!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinover 4 years ago

    Hey Norbert!
    bloody spectacular dive… what a place – I’m extremely jealous!

  • Thanks Dean. I hope to back on this place one day.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 4 years ago

    another world, truly amazing Norbert

  • Thanks. Yes that looks like aliens world.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 4 years ago

    He’s back! And with a vengeance, I see.

  • Hi Gary. Good to be back. But with lesser time.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanover 4 years ago


  • Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

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