THE RED SEA TOBY

Red Sea Toby, Canthigaster margaritata. Inhabits reef flats, lagoons and protected seaward reefs. Lives in solitary or in pairs. What a unique and fantastic small fish. Happy to see it and photograph it underwater in the Red Sea.

Canthigaster margaritata. The Red Sea Toby.

A small and cute fish, which is hard to find and capture with the
camera.  

The size: 12 cm / 4,7 inches.

The color: Dark brown to olive, except for a white belly, covered in blue spots, blue line markings between the eyes and on the back.

Most common in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, but also in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific tot Japan.

Chlorurus Sordidus Bullethead Parrotfish

Chlorurus Sordidus Bullethead Parrotfish:

The initial phase has very variable coloration. The smaller fishes can be a dark brown to light gray and they may or may not possess a light band surrounding a dark spot on the caudal peduncle.

Larger fish can show a series of irregular rows of small, light spots towards the tail or they may have the light band surrounding the dark spot on the caudal peduncle. The terminal phase, male, is also variable and may have a large tan area on the flanks or on its caudal peduncle. It has a rounded snout.

Chlorurus sordidus is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, Red Sea included.

The Black Volitan Lionfish

The Black Volitan Lionfish in the Red Sea in Jordan. It is closing in on a Sea Urchin.

The Black Volitan Lionfish in the Red Sea in Jordan. It is closing in on a Sea Urchin.


Pterois miles, the devil firefish or common lionfish, is a species of ray-finned fish native to the western Indo-Pacific region. Seen in many places of the Red Sea. It is a venomous fish.


These fish pose a serious threat to reef fish populations and thus to coral reef ecosystems and the people who depend on them.


Usually we have seen the common lionfish, which is red brown beige in color. The black volitan lionfish I have only seen in the Red Sea in Jordan.

wonders of the Red Sea

The underwater world is so beautiful, exotic, colorful and magnificent.

This post is for your inspiration. A little bit of joy and color to the day! Hope you like what you see.

Threadfin Butterflyfish. Chaetodon auriga. Photographed in the Red Sea by Johanna Hurmerinta. Photo enhanced with soft coloring on the coral and the rocks. Chaetodon auriga is found in the Indo-Pacific region, from the Red Sea and eastern Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesas and Ducie islands.
A Gorgeous Parrotfish In The Red Sea
Mysterious And Beautiful Underwater World Colorfully. Each time I go underwater in the Red Sea, I see something new. The fish and the corals blend together in the most beautiful way. Nature is exotic and exciting. I hope you enjoy my sealife and underwater photos. The corals are softly colored digitally.

Seascape in finland italy portugal and egypt

I love the sea. I have photographed the seascapes in a few different countries. Here are some from Finland, Italy, Portugal and Egypt.

Seascape Finland
Seascape Italy
Seascape Egypt
Seascape Portugal
Seascape in the archipelago of Finland
Seascapes in different countries.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus). We have these seagulls around the seashore and out in the archipelago. Here is one watching the scenery standing on a small rock in the sea. A lovely bright summer day in Finland.

Memories from Greece

Greece is a beautiful country. Here are some of our memories from our wonderful vacations in Greece.

Greece has many hills and fantastic views

When a cloudy day begins, a trip to enjoy some old ruins is a fun thing to do. During the sunny and hot days it is best to stay by the sea and swim in the wonderful bays.

Checking out old ruins

Kinetta beach is a wonderful beach. Peaceful and beautiful.

Kinetta beach

Alepochori is a wonderful small town in Greece. Many happy moments and hot, sunny days.

Happy moment

I can recommend to visit Greece. If you like hot weather, travel in July or August. If you like less hot, but sunny and warm days, travel in May, June or September.

 

Travel stories by Johanna Hurmerinta

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