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Basslets (Pseudanthias sp.) hide between corals when divers or predators approaching. But if you stop breathing they come out carefully and try to get some food – in this case short before sunset.

Marsa Alam, Egypt, Red Sea

Canon EOS 5D MKII, 4.0/17-40mm L USM, Seacam housing, Seaflash, f9,1/60s, 100 ISO

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underwater, wildlife, fish, fishes, norbert probst, sea, diving, seascape, red sea, egypt, coral, africa, shoal, fairy basslets, gold, sunset, golden, swarm, many, life, sealife, school, corals

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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Comments

  • Sue  Cullumber
    Sue Cullumberalmost 4 years ago

    Just beautiful Norbert!

  • Thank you Sue.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 4 years ago

    wow, love it!

  • Thanks Sally. I’m glad, that you like it.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Melinda Kerr
    Melinda Kerralmost 4 years ago

    That is spectacular. Hope you started breathing again!

  • Thank you Melinda. Yes, I’m still alive!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkialmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful image

  • Thanks Hans

    – Norbert Probst

  • Todd Krebs
    Todd Krebsalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot, Norbert. Thanks for sharing the approach secret.

  • Thank you Todd. I have no secrets ;-)

    – Norbert Probst

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittalmost 4 years ago

    Wow – this is a remarkable capture of all that colour

  • Thanks Steven. Sometimes small fishes are more spectacular than big ones!

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingalmost 4 years ago

    Great colours Norbert, lovely shot. Stop breathing while diving – oh this not a good thing, is it?? ;-)) Well, sometimes we have to make a sacrifice to get the shot, don’t we – and it conserves some air in your tank too. :-)

  • Thank you very much. No, sorry – not to stop breathing is just a stupid PADI rule. Every experienced diver knows this.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingalmost 4 years ago

    Just kidding… :-) Good to see some underwater shots of the 5D MKII. I didn’t have a chance to take mine for a real dive yet, in fact I haven’t been diving for the last 10 months!! :-(

  • That’s a shame. Impossible for me!

    – Norbert Probst

  • George Kypreos
    George Kypreosalmost 4 years ago

    Nice Job Norbert!!

  • Miles Glynn
    Miles Glynnalmost 4 years ago

    fantastic contrast of tones. well done!

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