Big Boss by Norbert Probst

On the pic this massive, two meter long Jewfish, (Epinephelus itajara), shows very clear whoever is the boss out here on the reef? But in reality he was shy and peaceful.

Cuba, Island, Greater Antilles, Caribbean Sea

365 Views, 03.08.2012

Canon EOS 5D MKII, 4.0/17-40mm L USM, Seacam housing, Seaflash, f9, 1/160, ISO 200

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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  • William Brennan
    William Brennanalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome shot as always Norbert. He’s quite intimidating. He also looks HUNGRY. ;)

  • Thank you William. This guys are always hungry!

    – Norbert Probst

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much Lorilee.

    – Norbert Probst

  • vette
    vettealmost 3 years ago

    Superb image of this amazing Jewfish. The colors are vibrant and the focus is sharp on the focal point. Excellent capture. Susan

  • Hi Vette. Thank you for your detailed analysis of the picture.

    – Norbert Probst

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27almost 3 years ago

    awesome capture

  • Thanks Lore.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Brandon Taylor
    Brandon Tayloralmost 3 years ago

    your work is always beautiful and educational thank you for sharing

  • Thank you Brandon.

    – Norbert Probst

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you Gary.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Jeannine St-Amour
    Jeannine St-Amouralmost 3 years ago

    What a stunning shot as always Norbert…. I am absolutely amazed by your work.

  • Thank you Jeannine. I try very hard to give my best.

    – Norbert Probst

  • julie08
    julie08almost 3 years ago

    Great shot :)

  • Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • eyeland
    eyelandalmost 3 years ago

    His length is 2 meters but how wide is his mouth? you have done your job sir. I am now going to research this bad boy. Anywhere else he is found outside of Cuba? US or British Virgin islands?

  • Thank you. Big guys like this are usually very rare to find or very shy.

    – Norbert Probst

  • miroslava
    miroslavaalmost 3 years ago

    what a fish and so clear !

  • Thank you Miroslva.

    – Norbert Probst

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