Tag Archives: The Red Sea

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

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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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.

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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

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 ūüôā

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 Рeverything 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! ūüôā

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 ūüôā

 

 

 

Our second home

Our second home is far away from Finland. It is a colorful and amazing home. A little wet, but that’s just nice ūüėČ Yes, you guessed right, I am talking about the Red Sea.

Beautiful RedSea_1

We share our second home with many. For example with the Exquisite Butterflyfish. Sometimes the Masked Pufferfish pays us a visit.

Pufferfish in the Red Sea
Pufferfish in the Red Sea

Most days we spend time with the Crown Butterflyfish, the Regal Angelfish and the Red Sea Sailfin.

Amazing sea life in the Red Sea_2

Where is this wet and beautiful second home of ours? Here:

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