Category Archives: Africa

The charming Exquisite Butterflyfish

The Exquisite Butterflyfish is one of my favorite fish. I have seen them many times in the Red Sea.

Usually two fish swim together.

This fish is also called blacktail butterflyfish (in latin Chaetodon austriacus). It is native to the western Indian Ocean but has reached the Mediterranean Sea as a migrant through the Suez Canal.

Here is one of the lovely closeup photos I managed to capture in Sahl Hasheesh, in the Red Sea.

The Exquisite Butterflyfish Are So Charming. Underwater photography from Sahl Hasheesh. The Red Sea underwater world is beautiful and exotic.

Big Eye Emperor fish

Big Eye Emperor (Monotaxis Grandoculis) can reach a length of 60 cm, which is about 23 inches.

Fully grown adults have a large rounded head, thick lips, silver grey body with dark scale margins, and fins with red margins. 

Some species can rapidly change their colour. There are eleven species of the Lethrinidae dynasty in the Red Sea.

I have seen and photographed this exciting fish only a few times in the Red Sea.

Big Eye Emperor Monotaxis Grandoculis

The Lovely Threadfin Butterflyfish

The Threadfin Butterflyfish is a reef-associated fish and its does not migrate. Its depth range is 1-35 meters / 3-115 feet. It can be found in several different types of habitats, including corals reefs, inshore waters and rubble covered bottoms with prolific plant and algae growth.

I have seen and photographed this fish many times in the Red Sea.

Threadfin Butterflyfish And Colorful Corals. Sahl Hasheesh is a wonderful place in Egypt and is on the coast of the Red Sea.

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.

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.