Threatening Gesture by Norbert Probst

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Canon EOS 5D MKII, 2.8/100mm Macro USM in Seacam housing, Speedlite 580 EX, TTL, f 14, 1/200s, ISO 200

This lionfish (Pterois volitans), was hunting glass fishes outside the reef. A good chance to capture the weird animal with monochrome, blue background. Then the fish showed me his treatening gesture and I’ve got it in nearly symmetric position.

Shore dive close Aqaba, Jordan, Red Sea

Lionfish with backlight and red corals
Seven Lionfish hunting

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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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  • Jens Helmstedt
    Jens Helmstedtabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture! Wonderful work Norbert!

  • Thank you Jens.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 3 years ago

    wow! what a beauty Norbert! because of you, I can appreciate the wonders of the oceans… thank you so much to share a piece of your heart… cause that is what you share first of all… you passion ;)

  • I am thankful that you share my passion, Manon.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Ron117
    Ron117about 3 years ago

    An amazing and beautiful photograph. The colours on that background are tremendous Norbert. Great work.

  • Thank you, Ron!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiabout 3 years ago

    Wow,amazing looking fish,superb image and details

  • Thanks a lot Hans.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Matt-Dowse
    Matt-Dowseabout 3 years ago

    Awesome !!!

  • Thank you Matt.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Jaxybelle
    Jaxybelleabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture, the detail is amazing. Fantastic!! :)

  • Thank you so much!

    – Norbert Probst

  • George Borovskis
    George Borovskisabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic image. So confronting.

  • Thanks George.

    – Norbert Probst

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 3 years ago

    great colour & great pov!

  • Thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Andrew Trevor-Jones
    Andrew Trevor-...about 3 years ago

    Great shot. Not a usual angle you see in lionfish photos.

  • Thank you Andrew. I always try to find an unusual perspectiv.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

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