Tag Archives: Red Sea

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 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.

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.

Dive into the Red Sea

The underwater world is so exciting, beautiful and magnificent.

We Are Dancing
The Masked Butterfly fish like to dance around the corals.

Red Sea Parrotfish Colorfully
There are hundreds of different Parrotfish in the Red Sea

Exotic Red Sea Yellowtail Tang
The Yellowtail Tang is so exotic. And a shy fish too. Glad to have captured it with my camera. 

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

If you want to have a look at more fish and coral photographies, welcome to my fish art pages.