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

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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  • Sue  Cullumber
    Sue Cullumberabout 4 years ago

    Just beautiful Norbert!

  • Thank you Sue.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 4 years ago

    wow, love it!

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

    – Norbert Probst

  • Melinda Kerr
    Melinda Kerrabout 4 years ago

    That is spectacular. Hope you started breathing again!

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

    – Norbert Probst

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image

  • Thanks Hans

    – Norbert Probst

  • Todd Krebs
    Todd Krebsabout 4 years ago

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

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

    – Norbert Probst

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittabout 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
    aabzimagingabout 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
    aabzimagingabout 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 Kypreosabout 4 years ago

    Nice Job Norbert!!

  • Miles Glynn
    Miles Glynnabout 4 years ago

    fantastic contrast of tones. well done!

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