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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.

Awarded underwater photography

We love to photograph in the Red Sea. Which my travel blog followers know well by know. 🙂

It is such a joy to dive into the Red Sea and explore the sealife, the underwater world, which is so beautiful, silent and fantastic. Totally amazing.

What a joy it is for a photographer, to receive an award and a recognition, and this from National Geographic.

My underwater macrophotograph received first an editor’s note and was soon chosen by National Geographic editors as 1 of the Daily Dozen (best photos) January 30, 2019.

This underwater view looks like a painting! The colors blend together like an impressionist’s brush strokes. Great work getting sharpness in the fish’s eyes.

Kristen Mcnicholas
Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
Here is the photo:
Whiteband Damsel Macro Photography.jpg
Whiteband Damsel, Plectroglyphidodon leucozonus in the Red Sea. In a small cave, there was this wonderful 10 cm damselfish, among the fantastic corals and seagrass.
It is a little bit of an aggressive fish, protecting its territory. This you can see in this photo, where the fish comes right at me. Look closely and you can see the teeth. It did bite me. If you thought macro photography is tough on land… try it underwater!
We hope to visit the Red Sea soon and who knows what we might capture this time with the cameras.
Here are a few wonderful sealife photographs:
The Red Sea Scissortail Sergeant
Triggerfish Meets Parrotfish
Underwater Photographers Happy Moment
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Sahl Hasheesh Underwater World

It was exciting to dive into the Red Sea again. Sahl Hasheesh was a new place for us.

Here are a few photos of the underwater world:

Lizardfish

Gracile Lizardfish

Sulphur Damselfish

Sulphur Damselfish Sahl Hasheesh

Black Sea Cucumber

Black Sea Cucumber

Masked Butterflyfish. Photograph enhanced with a colorful light layer.

Masked Butterflyfish The Creative Way

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Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh is magnificent!

I read about a fantastic place in Egypt. The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh.

Located directly upon the shore of the Red Sea, a comfortable thirty minutes from the centre of Hurghada, The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh is a spectacular, forty eight acre, all suite hotel, with a certified PADI dive centre and a large private beach.

Inspired by traditional Arabic designs, our luxury hotel in Sahl Hasheesh has luxurious accommodations and restaurants which feature classical, domed ceilings and long corridors. They are illuminated by Arabic style lamps and framed by elegant columns decorated with the traditional Islamic eight point star.

We offer all guests complimentary access to high speed Internet for up to four devices.

Our dream was to visit this fantastic hotel and dive into the Red Sea with our cameras.

Our dream came true in March 2018. The Oberoi is such a magnificent place, I can warmly recommend a short or a long vacation at this beautiful Five Star All Suite Hotel!

The Sahl Hasheesh sea and beach 2.jpg

If you  like a peaceful and beautiful beach, rather than a very crowded one, you will love Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh beach. The seaview is amazing. The waves touch gently the wonderful sandy beach. And there is plenty of space for all visitors to sunbathe on the beach. They have also great service also at the beach. Towels, sunchairs, water and even sunscreen. This beach is fantastic!

Red Sea Underwater World Sahl Hasheesh 2.jpg

If you like to swim in the sea, snorkel and watch the wonderful Red Sea underwater world, you can do so very easily from the pier. There is also the possibility to scubadive.

We like freediving and photographing underwater. This is one of the photos we got. The gorgeous Masked Butterflyfish, the small and beautiful damselfish and also the Orangespine Unicornfish were all right there waiting for us 🙂

Stay tuned, I will blog more about this great place later!

Have a wonderful day!

 

Small and interesting fish in the Red Sea

There are hundreds, if not a thousand, different fish in the Red Sea. Here are a few small and interesting ones.

Yellowtail Tang, Zebrasoma xanthurum and Lyretail Anthias, Pseudanthias taeniatus.

Brown Surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigrofuscus.

Zigzag Halichoeres, Scapularis Wrasse.

Whitebelly Damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster.

Sulphur Damselfish, Pomacentrus sulfureus.

Jewel Damselfish, Microspathodon chrysurus.

Waiting for our next possibility to go underwater with our cameras.

Sulphur Damselfish Red SeaWhiteband Damsel Macro Photo

The photo below has been awarded by National Geographic in January 2019. Such an honor! 🙂

Whiteband Damsel closeupSulphur Damselfish and Crown ButterflyfishOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMysterious And ExcitingBrown Surgeonfish Acanthurus NigrofuscusKlunzingers Wrasse Red Sea 2014Whitebelly DamselfishJewel Damselfish