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Plunge into the Red Sea!

We love to photograph in the Red Sea. Have a look at the most recent photos. You just might decide to plunge in yourself! ūüôā I can warmly recommend snorkeling, diving and photographing close to the coral reefs.

Red Sea Picasso Fish
Red Sea Picasso Fish
Glorious Red Sea World 3
Exquisite Butterflyfish
Dusky Parrotfish
Dusky Parrotfish 
Fascinating Red Sea World
Fascinating Red Sea World
Glorious Red Sea World
Glorious Red Sea World
Picassofish Anemonefish and Raspberry Corals
Picassofish Anemonefish and Raspberry Corals
Picassofish In The Colorful Red Sea
Picassofish In The Colorful Red Sea
Picassofish Swimming Away
Picassofish Swimming Away
Silent Red Sea World
Silent Red Sea World

Fascinating Red Sea World

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.

Beautiful Red Sea World 6

Once I met a BigEye Emperor and was truly surprised by the size of this fish, which is rarely seen at Port Ghalib, Egypt.

Big Eye Emperor Monotaxis Grandoculis

It swam slowly past me and disappeared into the deep blue sea.

Redd Sea Big Eye Emperor

The Bluespine Unicornfish, a juvenile this time, is so cute and neat. The spines are barely seen as small blue dots.

Bluspine Unicornfish

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.

Chevron Butterflyfish couple closeup

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.

Colorful Red Sea World 2

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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

Red Sea is full of beauty

We love to dive into the Red Sea. It is full of beautiful fish and corals.
This is a Blackside Hawkfish, a young one:

Blackside Hawkfish_juvenile_2

To watch the colorful corals and the deep blue sea takes your breath away. The view is fascinating.

Beautiful Red Sea World

It is wonderful to go under the corals into a world you did not know exists:

Beautiful Red Sea World

One of my favorites is the Exquisite Butterflyfish:

Glorious Red Sea World 3
Exquisite Butterflyfish

 

I can warmly recommend to visit Egypt, for example Port Ghalib, where the beaches and the sea life is amazing and wonderful.

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 ūüėČ

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 ūüôā