In the eye of the beholder
A beautiful red soft coral with Giannis D's bridge and H-frame in the background.
The wreck of the Carnatic, which was launched in 1862 and found it’s last resting place at Abu Nuhas, Egypt in 1869. Due to it’s beautiful coral growth a absolute „must dive“ in the northern Red Sea
Giannis D. sunk in 1983 at Shaab Abu Nuhas with wood as cargo.
school of surgeonfish hunted by dolphins taken in front of hurghada
A pajama nudibranch (Chromodoris quadricolor) in Marsa Alam, Egypt. For the „bokeh“ in the background I used a plastic plate with green glitter glued at.
carless reef / el gouna / egypt
A rebreather diver having a look at the propeller of the 1981 at Shaab Abu Nuhas, Egypt sunk Chrisoula K. There are many controversies about the identity of the wreck and therefore the name Marcus is often mentioned when diver speak about the wreck.
A diver is looking at a Thorny seahorse (Hippocampus jayakari) in Safaga, Egypt. Normally seahorses are typical macro shots, but in this case I used a fisheye with a special, smaller domeport to get closer to the animals without pushing them away.
panorama reef / safaga / egypt
blue hole / dahab / egypt
Two rebreather divers enjoying a dive on Panorama Reef, Safaga, Egypt
A rebreather diver enjoying the sound and silent world at Carless, Egypt. This reef was almost completely destroyed by crowns of thorns in the 90’s but recovered completely and today you can find lots of soft corals and swallowtail seaperch (Anthias anthias), togehter with countless other marine life there.
safaga / egypt
The stern of the Hamada, which was built in 1965 as Avocet. It hit a reef south of Ras Banas in 1993 and rests now in shallow water close to the shore in Hamata, Egypt
shaab abu nuhas / el gouna / egypt
el gilwa / el gouna / egypt
Large toothed cardinalfish (Cheilodipterus macrodon) are often seen hovering solitarily in midwater, but also in smaller groups, like on the picture which was taken at a small wreck called „The Barge“, which is in the northern Red Sea, Egypt.
The whip coral goby (Bryaninops yongei) is quite often present on dive sites, but due to his small size, many divers are not aware of them. After I shot this picture, my accompanying diver (instructor with 1000+ dives in the area) had a closer look at the whip coral and was surprised that there was a small fish living on it…. Safaga, Egypt
bow of carnatic
wreck at abu nuhas/el gouna
hamata / egypt
shaab el erg / el gouna / egypt
inside ss thistlegorm which sunk in 1941 at shaab ali/sharm el sheikh
A scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) at a early morning dive at daedalus reef
catch us if you can
dolphins at tubal/el gouna
the port train from ss thistlegorm
One of my favorite places in the Egyptian Red Sea. Panorama Reef south plateau with it’s beautiful Gorgonians, soft corals and often technical divers passing by on their way up.
nudibranch on a sandy batch at fanadir/hurghada
Wrecks are often great artificial reefs and the Hamada (sunk 1993) in the south of Egypt is nowadays completely overgrown with hard and soft corals.
anemone carrier taken during a night dive in el gouna
anthems at soma bay/safaga
out of the dark
lion fish taken with a high f-stop
soft corals growing on giannis d. at abu nuhas/el gouna
cuttlefish at a night dive at shaab el erg/el gouna
ap evolution diver at the ulysses which sunk in 1889 at gubal/el gouna
crocodile fish at carless reef/el gouna
inside chrisoula k. which sunk at abu nuhas/el gouna in 1978
we may be small but we are many
gorgonian fence coral at carless reef/el gouna
revo diver with halo
you're talking to me?!
pyjama slug at the barge/el gouna
two ghostpipefish taken in coral garden/safaga
coralformation at the orca moron beach house reef in mars alam
swallowtail taken in el gouna
find me if you can
ghostpipefish taken in coral garden/safaga
As the ornate ghost pipefish ( Solenostomas paradoxus) is normally very well camouflaged, I decided to use a high f-stop to get the background black. This way it is much easier to know where the fish begins and where it ends. Safaga, Egypt
out of the blue