Longimanus

Longimanus

In the eye of the beholder

In the eye of the beholder

Giannis D.

Giannis D.

A beautiful red soft coral with Giannis D's bridge and H-frame in the background.

Carnatic

Carnatic

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.

Giannis D.

Giannis D. sunk in 1983 at Shaab Abu Nuhas with wood as cargo.

whirlwind

whirlwind

school of surgeonfish hunted by dolphins taken in front of hurghada

Pyamaslug

Pyamaslug

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

Chrisoula K.

Chrisoula K.

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.

Turtle

Turtle

Seahorse

Seahorse

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.

foto shooting

foto shooting

panorama reef / safaga / egypt

blue hole / dahab / egypt

Rebreather World

Rebreather World

Two rebreather divers enjoying a dive on Panorama Reef, Safaga, Egypt

Carless Reef

Carless Reef

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.

seahorse

seahorse

safaga / egypt

Hamada

Hamada

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

DSC_7070

DSC_7070

offspring

offspring

shaab abu nuhas / el gouna / egypt

Longimanus

Longimanus

frogfish

frogfish

el gilwa / el gouna / egypt

Barge

Barge

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.

seahorse

seahorse

safaga

Goby

Goby

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

bow of carnatic

wreck at abu nuhas/el gouna

anemone city

anemone city

hamata / egypt

Longimanus

Longimanus

shaab el erg / el gouna / egypt

bsa motorcycle

bsa motorcycle

inside ss thistlegorm which sunk in 1941 at shaab ali/sharm el sheikh

Hammerhead

Hammerhead

A scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) at a early morning dive at daedalus reef

catch us if you can

catch us if you can

dolphins at tubal/el gouna

tank train

tank train

the port train from ss thistlegorm

Panorama Reef

Panorama Reef

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.

freckles

freckles

nudibranch on a sandy batch at fanadir/hurghada

Artificial Reef

Artificial Reef

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.

smaragd eyes

smaragd eyes

anemone carrier taken during a night dive in el gouna

anthems at soma bay/safaga

out of the dark

out of the dark

lion fish taken with a high f-stop

soft corals growing on giannis d. at abu nuhas/el gouna

hovering

hovering

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

mugshot

mugshot

crocodile fish at carless reef/el gouna

guard

guard

workshop

workshop

inside chrisoula k. which sunk at abu nuhas/el gouna in 1978

we may be small but we are many

we may be small but we are many

gorgonian fence coral at carless reef/el gouna

ccr halo

ccr halo

revo diver with halo

Longimanus

Longimanus

you're talking to me?!

you're talking to me?!

clown fish

pyjama slug at the barge/el gouna

unequal couple

unequal couple

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

find me if you can

ghostpipefish taken in coral garden/safaga

Ghost

Ghost

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

out of the blue