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Exciting Red Sea

During our vacation in Port Ghalib, we got many new and exciting photos underwater.

Sergeant Major is a fun fish, it is certainly not a shy fish. It happily swims close to the photographer.

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The Red Sea Raccoon Butterflyfish is such a beautiful fish. I love to photograph it. But as it is a shy fish, it is not easy to get very close to it.

Red Sea Raccoon Butterflyfish

The Red Sea Bannerfish is quite an elegant fish. It usually swims with its mate, very close to each other.

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I have often seen two Masked Butterflyfish, swimming together close to the caves under the coral reef. Once I saw quite many of them, swimming right in front of me. It was a magnificent moment.

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Sun and underwater photography

We are lucky to get to travel again to the Red Sea. As November is a very dark and rainy month in Finland, we look forward to the fantastic sunshine of Port Ghalib in Egypt. We also look forward to stay in our favourite hotel, formerly Intercontinental Palace, nowadays Red Sea Hotel’s The Palace Port Ghalib. The sandy beach and the coral reef in front of it are fabulous.

A great day comes to an end at ICPG

We can warmly recommend Port Ghalib, the Palace Port Ghalib hotel and to dive into the Red Sea.

To go underwater is fantastic.

A few photographs from our previous vacation:

PG 2015 Cornetfish I

Red Sea Beauty 11

Beautiful Exquisite Butterflyfish couple in the Red Sea_blog

Clownfish in the Red Sea

Chevron Butterflyfish couple closeup

Mysterious and exciting – the Red Sea

We have fallen in love with the Red Sea and its colorful, mysterious life. Soon we will again dive into the Red Sea with our cameras. We have waited for this so much.

Here’s a few photographs to show you how wonderful it is in the Red Sea.

ps. click on the photos to see them enlarged

Beautiful Red Sea World
Mysterious Red Sea World
Beautiful Red Sea World
Beautiful Red Sea World
Juvenile Bluespine Unicornfish
Juvenile Bluespine Unicornfish

Kluntzinger Wrasse

Barracuda and Cornetfish

Red Sea offers a wide range of fish and corals to watch and photograph.

One time in Port Ghalib my husband happened to meet a Barracuda. That is a rare moment. He took some photos of the Barracuda while it was at the cleaning station. Afterwards he admitted that the situtation was very scary!

ps. click on the photos to see them enlarged

Barracuda in the Red Sea_1

Barracuda in the Red Sea_2

The barracuda is a ray-finned fish known for its large size and fearsome appearance.

Barracuda in the Red Sea_3

Barracudas are ferocious, opportunistic predators, relying on surprise and short bursts of speed (up to 43 km/h) to overtake their prey. So you better not get too close to it or disturb it 😉

Barracuda in the Red Sea_4
The Cornetfishes (or flutemouths) range up to 200 cm in length. They are as thin and elongated as many eels, but are distinguished by very long snouts.

Red Sea Cornetfish

Many more photos to come on this blog, so stay tuned 🙂

Port Ghalib – still so perfect

When visiting Port Ghalib, in Southern Egypt, you can cruise out to the sea in a catamaran. This one looked awesome.

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The Red Sea is one of the best places in the world. You can enjoy swimming in it, sit on the sandy beach and enjoy the fabulous sea view, enjoy a catamaran cruise or go below the surface. We like to go below the surface and watch and photograph the beautiful and colorful fish and corals.

Here are a few new photos from our latest trip to Port Ghalib. I will post more Red Sea photos weekly or at least several times a month. This time we took 1400 photos 🙂

ps. click on the photos to see them enlarged

PG 2015 Exquisite Butterflyfish I

Klunzingers Wrasse
Klunzingers Wrasse
Masked Butterflyfish
Masked Butterflyfish

The staff, the service, the food, the atmosphere and the suite – everything was perfect once again at the Palace. We hope this all will continue with the new owners, the Red Sea Hotels.

The sea view from our suite was fantastic!

View from the suite
View from the suite

Breakfast and dinner in the Olive restaurant was a thrill every day. It was nice to meet familiar faces in the staff.

Olive restaurant at the Palace

Watch out for the dessert table. You might eat too much, as the Egyptians make beautiful and delicious desserts.

The Palace Olive restaurant_Dessert

PG The Palace Olive restaurant_Dessert II

The appetizers, salads and main courses were all superb. No matter if you like vegetarian food, chicken, fish or meat, you will always find something great and tasty to enjoy.

Olive restaurant_Dinner

More stories and photos to come, so stay tuned! 🙂

The Chevron Butterflyfish

The Chevron Butterflyfish, also known as Triangulate Butterflyfish, is a species of butterflyfish found in the Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands.

I got my first photos of it last week in the Red Sea!

ps. click on the photo to see it enlarged

Chevron Butterflyfish

I also got a few great photos of the Clownfish, also called the Anemonefish.

Clownfish Anemonefish II

I can warmly recommend to travel to Egypt and find a hotel close to the Red Sea and preferably a coral beach. The best one for us is the Palace at Port Ghalib, close to the Marsa Alam International Airport. Recommend you try it – you will love it!

More photos and stories to come – stay tuned 🙂