The Approach by Norbert Probst

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This giant Manta Ray approached me curious but carefully close a cleaning station with many little fishes.

Kri Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, Pacific

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

672 Views, 05.06.2012

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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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    face to face with that should be very impressive! wow… really cool with those little fish around. great shot Norbert!

  • Thank you Manon. It was really impressive! The wingspan of this gentle giant was about five meters!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot, they are so incredible to see !

  • Thank you Varinia. Yes it’s alway a fantastic experience.

    – Norbert Probst

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 3 years ago


  • Thank you Karin.

    – Norbert Probst

  • sharonjr
    sharonjrover 3 years ago

    Amazing creature. Well captured

  • Thank you Sharon.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

    Looks like you found Nemo!

  • Many times ;-)

    – Norbert Probst

  • Marie Brown ©
    Marie Brown ©over 3 years ago


  • Thank you Marie.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Jaxybelle
    Jaxybelleover 3 years ago

    wondrerful :)

  • Thank you very much. You would be a very good model for underwater…

    – Norbert Probst

  • Todd Krebs
    Todd Krebsover 3 years ago

    Great shot Norbert! I’m just curious, was the dive site called ‘Manta Sandy’?

  • Thank you Todd. I don’t know. I just rember “Manta Point”.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Miesha
    Mieshaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful composition (:

  • Thank you so much!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you Tracy!

    – Norbert Probst

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