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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.

Yellowstripe Goatfish

The yellowstripe goatfish is a species of goatfish native to the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.  The name of the fish in latin is Mulloidichthys flavolineatus.

The goatfish belong to the Mullidae family and rank among the common fish in the Red Sea.

Their peculiar barbels are though not so common. These barbels can be spotted beneath the chin on either side of the mouth. These barbells function as sensitive filaments to trace molluscs, crustaceans and worms. The goatfish are nocturnal, which means they swim around mostly at night.

Yellowstripe Goatfish. Mulloidichthys flavolineatus. Macro photography from the Red Sea. Wonderful to suddenly meet these small fish in the Red Sea!

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.

Memories from Greece

Greece is a beautiful country. Here are some of our memories from our wonderful vacations in Greece.

Greece has many hills and fantastic views

When a cloudy day begins, a trip to enjoy some old ruins is a fun thing to do. During the sunny and hot days it is best to stay by the sea and swim in the wonderful bays.

Checking out old ruins

Kinetta beach is a wonderful beach. Peaceful and beautiful.

Kinetta beach

Alepochori is a wonderful small town in Greece. Many happy moments and hot, sunny days.

Happy moment

I can recommend to visit Greece. If you like hot weather, travel in July or August. If you like less hot, but sunny and warm days, travel in May, June or September.