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A shoal juvenile, cute Eeltail Catfish, (Plotosus lineatus) searches on sand bottom for food. And by the way: They have no fears of contacts to shape a heart.

Saparua Island, Maluku Islands, Indonesia, Pacific

Canon EOS 5D MKII, 2.8/100mm Macro USM, Seacan housing

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358 views, 26.02.2013

Silky touch
Love these creatures
Canon vs Nikon
Canon DSLR
Live, love, dream
Shapes and patterns
Art in Math
Superbly visual
Absolute clarity


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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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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    that is just amazing, what a fabulous find and presentation

  • Thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Wow! Simply just another in a series of superb underwater images…. Wonderful work!

  • Thank you very much John.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Thomas Young
    Thomas Youngover 1 year ago

    Love this Norbert! The bottom looks very unique as well?

  • Thanks Thomas. I am pleased.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 1 year ago

    Great shot,I wonder how these fish communicate and at times with lightning speed

  • Thank you Hans.Communication between schooling fishes is one of the nature wonders we don’t really know.

    – Norbert Probst

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 1 year ago

    I love this ~ at the thumbnail I thought it was some kind of sea plant ~ so cool to discover a formation of fish…I also see a heart shape too ~ beautiful xx

  • Thank you Linda. I didn’t saw the heart before ;-)

    – Norbert Probst

  • debidabble
    debidabbleover 1 year ago

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 1 year ago

    It’s interesting that some creatures prefer to be individuals while others prefer to be part of a collective. I guess it’s all about safety in numbers.

  • Thant’s one of the nature miracles we may never understand. Thank you Gary.

    – Norbert Probst

  • labaker
    labakerover 1 year ago

    amazing find and capture Norbert :)

  • Thank you Larry.

    – Norbert Probst

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    February 7, 2012

    Beautiful work

  • I am pleased. Thank you Teresa.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Graeme Mockler
    Graeme Mocklerover 1 year ago

    Incredible capture !

  • Thank you very much!

    – Norbert Probst

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