I found this black Longlure Frogfish, (Antennarius multiocellatus) “doing gymnastics” on a little wreck. He is a master of camouflage. Does’t he look like a black sponge?

Close Aqaba, Jordan, Red Sea

Canon EOS 5D MKII, 2.8/24-100mm USM L Macro, Seaflash, 1/100s, f 7,1

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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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  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 2 years ago

    And no safety net! Mind you, you can jump off a cliff underwater and it’s not a problem hehe.

  • When I saw this it makes me wonder because this species likes to hide in or beside sponges. These animals are masters in camouflage. Thank you Gary.

    – Norbert Probst

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 2 years ago

    Fantastic, literally & figuratively! Such an interesting creature, Norbert. Your eye is as good as ever!

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    this is a very strange creature! great shot Norbert ;)

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

    2013/02/05 1 × 24hrs

  • debidabble
    debidabbleover 1 year ago

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 1 year ago

    Fantastic work Norbert

  • Thank you Garth. I am sure you know: Black and white are the most difficult colors.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checca9 months ago


  • Thank you very much Karen!

    – Norbert Probst

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