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This cute, small (aprox. 55mm without arms) Greater Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata), ist one of the world’s most venomous marine animals.

Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi Island, Indonesia

501 Views, 22.08.2013

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Canon EOS 5D, 2.8/100mm Macro in Seacam Housing, Speedlite 580 EX in Selux housing, f16, 1/60s, TTL-Flash

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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  • Tula Top
    Tula Topover 2 years ago

    Fantastic image, Norbert…such a deadly beauty!

  • Thank you. Yes it’ unbelievable. This tiny thing is deadly.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinover 2 years ago

    My sister picked one of these up in her hand when she was little…luckily it didnt bite her…great capture

  • Thank you. Your sister must have benn very carefully. They only bite when they feel threatened.

    – Norbert Probst

  • jules572
    jules572over 2 years ago

    It’s so amazing at how much beauty is on the ocean floor, as always nice sharp colours Norbert…Jules…Favour

  • Thank you. The underwater world is always amazing!

    – Norbert Probst

  • eyeland
    eyelandover 2 years ago

    Deadly beauty. Exceptional capture.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 2 years ago

    He sure is colorful enough, great image! Dee

  • Thank you Diane.

    – Norbert Probst

  • TheWalkerTouch
    TheWalkerTouchover 2 years ago

    Another beauty Norbert. I hope you had your Seacam Housing on to protect you from this one.

  • It’s not agressive and trys always to hide. It was not easy to get a shot like this.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 2 years ago

    I’m sure its mother thinks it’s gorgeous. Hehe. But I’m not sure I do. We have those things in Australia too… something to be very careful of.

  • Usually you don’t see them Gary. They are night active animals. This shot I was captured during a nightdive.

    – Norbert Probst

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 2 years ago

    Astounding Detail Norbert! Fabulous capture!!

  • Thank you very much. I’m glad, that you like it.

    – Norbert Probst

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Super colours here mate.

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