I spotted the first Goby and set up my camera for a close angle. Slowly I was approaching the small fish so that it could fill out the picture a bit more. When I was ready for the shot, surprisingly a second Goby came out of nowhere and placed itself on top of the first one. I immediately took 2-3 shots before the second Goby disappeared. Right after, I quickly checked the images on the back of my camera for exposure and sharpness and was happy that I captured this moment which only took 1-2 seconds.

Marsa Alam, Egypt.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, UK-GERMANY housing, 100mm macro, 2 x Ikelite DS-125 strobes, 1/125s, f/22, ISO200.

This is the April page of my calendar BELOW SURFACE 2012.

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“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.” – Jacques-Yves Cousteau

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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 3 years ago

    wow amazing…:D great capture.

  • labaker
    labakeralmost 3 years ago

    P E R F E C T

  • Tula Top
    Tula Topalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, such remarkable creatures! My start in photography was kicked off by aquariums, so this vibes on an extra level. :)

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture!

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamalmost 3 years ago

    Amazing capture – the exposure and clarity is wonderful. Fascinating looking fish!

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...almost 3 years ago

    They are gorgeous!

  • DionNelson
    DionNelsonalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome capture and very lucky too!!!

  • Neutro
    Neutroalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice colors and composition!!! Great shot!

  • Lisa Knechtel
    Lisa Knechtelalmost 3 years ago

    Magical! Congratulation on capturing this exquisite moment. What great colours.

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    amazing work!

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