Raja Ampa, Indonesia, a stunning place. I’ve never seen so many fishes since the last 25 years. But most of the time I’ve found a poor visibility with lots of backscatters.
To capture a Wobbegong or Carpet Shark (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon) this was the perfect place. Nearly every dive we saw this amazing creatures.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 17-40mm USM, L, in Seacam housing with Seacam flash, f 11, 1/40s, ISO 200

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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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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 4 years ago

    excellent composition for a fascinating image.
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullneralmost 4 years ago

    Superb capture Norbert..Raja Ampat is on my wish list.

  • Thank you Robert. Believe me, Raja Ampat is amazing but also a tough job for an underwater photographer

    – Norbert Probst

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 4 years ago

    amazing…such a wonderful life you’ve chosen!

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 4 years ago

    He probably went home to his missus later that day and said, “You won’t believe this, darling, but today I saw the most amazing creature.”

  • Fore sure!

    – Norbert Probst

  • yook
    yookalmost 4 years ago

    Top stuff Norbert.
    An amazing subject with awesone features.

  • Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittalmost 4 years ago

    Nicely composed and captured Norbert – These carpet sharks have such interesting markings

  • Thank you Stephen. I saw this guys the second time and I liked them very much. Also my wife Johanna, as you can see on the picture.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingalmost 4 years ago

    I like the title, and the image of course. :-) Great composition as usual, excellent light and the shark seems to pop out of the picture, normally they blend in very well and are not easy to photograph.

  • David Wachenfeld
    David Wachenfeldalmost 4 years ago

    What a beautiful image Norbert. The first of many to come from your Indonesia trip, I’m sure.

  • Thank you David. Yes, there is something more I’ve got there.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

    KOKOPEDALalmost 4 years ago

    Looks like another winner to me Norbert

  • Here, with redbubble, is no picture a real winner. I expected a market place. But I’ve got a forum. Sales are not 10% of that what I have on comparable websites in Germany.

    – Norbert Probst

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