The Exquisite Butterflyfish is always wonderful to see, as it is such a beautiful fish. They swim around the corealreef, but are quite shy, so you usually do not get very close to them. Here I had luck and saw them before they saw me 🙂
Do you know what fish is the most venomous of them all? It is the Stonefish. This one is photographed from a distance with the zoom. Synanceia verrucosa is a fish species known as the reef stonefish (or simply stonefish). It is a carnivorous ray-finned fish with venomous spines.
One of my favorites… finally got this close to them. The Masked (Blue-Cheeked) Butterflyfish. So gorgeous! Chaetodon semilarvatus is found in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, at depths of between 3 and 20 m.
When I saw this one, I laughed. It it my first capture of the Slingjaw Wrasse, which sure looks funny while eating 🙂 Epibulus insidiator is a species of wrasse native to the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea and the African coast to Hawaii.
After 16 months it was fantastic to dive into the Red Sea again.
Below two photos of the Sailfin Tang. The fish is one of my favorites.
Threadfin Butterflyfish is a bit shy. So it is not easy to get a good capture of it. This time I got one. 🙂
The Clownfish / Anemonefish is always a delight to the eye. This one was only 5 cm …so I used the camera’s macro zoom fully.
To go underwater in the Red Sea takes you to a whole new world, a beautiful and fascinating world.
You can see hundreds of Lyretail Anthias, Scalefin Anthias, and Half-And-Half Cromis.
Once I met a BigEye Emperor and was truly surprised by the size of this fish, which is rarely seen at Port Ghalib, Egypt.
It swam slowly past me and disappeared into the deep blue sea.
The Bluespine Unicornfish, a juvenile this time, is so cute and neat. The spines are barely seen as small blue dots.
Chevron Butterflyfish likes to swim together. Here are two of them, and seems like they are dancing the same choreography. They seem to like the Raspberry Coral.
Lyretail Anthiascan sometimes surprise the photographer with its glowing oragne color. Do you see the yellow Sulfur Damselfish. It is on the right and is quite small.
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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.
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.
The Red Sea Bannerfish is quite an elegant fish. It usually swims with its mate, very close to each other.
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.
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.
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: