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A goby on a hard corall. Picture taken at Marsa Shagra cove during a dive from the shore of the Red Sea.

A Good Reason to Dive in the Southern Red Sea Often

A Good Reason to Dive in the Southern Red Sea Often There are two questions that I am always asked during underwater photography workshops. They are, “Why are you never tired of diving in the Red…
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Underwater close-up off the coast of Sudan. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

Underwater close-up photographs in Red Sea off Sudan

Underwater close-up photographs in Red Sea off Sudan The Red Sea off the coast of Sudan is a paradise for underwater photographers who photograph close-ups. Corals are in perfect condition; sites are…
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The Umbria wreck laying off the coast of Sudan. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

The wreck of Umbria in the Red Sea, off Sudan

The wreck of Umbria in the Red Sea off Sudan The wreck of Umbria is undoubtedly one of dreams to fulfill for any underwater photographer who loves historic shipwrecks. The Umbria contains about…
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Blenny in the Gironde estuary, France.

5 steps to successful underwater photography

5 steps to successful underwater photography In the previous post, I explained some of my secrets for creating beautiful underwater photos. I will continue with some common sense rules that many…
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Scuba diver exploring the Recoin wreck off the coast of Oleron Island in France.

The Wreck of "Recoin" off the Island of Oleron

The Wreck of the "Recoin" off the Island of Oleron For a big project relating the hidden treasures of the underwater bottoms of the coast of the Charente-Maritime region in France, I dove on a wreck…
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The dugong of the red Sea.

Will I Ever Meet a Dugong?

Will I ever meet a dugong? A dream that has never become reality We all have dreams. They drive us forward every day. When we realize a dream, it means that we succeeded in fighting through…
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Whale sharks in Tadjourah Bay, Djibouti.

Whale sharks in Tadjourah Bay, Djibouti

Whale Sharks in Tadjourah Bay, Djibouti A Photographer’s Despair Have you ever felt the despair of a disappointed photographer? Have you experienced the terrible frustration of being ready to take an…
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The longnose hawkfish of the Red Sea.

The longnose hawkfish of the Red Sea

The longnose hawkfish of the Red Sea A difficult fish to photograph Every diver who has wet his fins in the Red Sea has heard of the famous longnose hawkfish, Oxycirrhites typus. It is one of 35…
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A silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the Red Sea.

Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), Red Sea

A silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) in the Red Sea We took this photo of a silky shark (scientific name: Carcharhinus falciformis) in the Red Sea during a month of June. As is often the rule…
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A whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) in the Red Sea.

Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Red Sea

A Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) in the Red Sea We made this picture off Daedalus reef in the Red Sea in Egypt after waiting several minutes under the dive boat. The oceanic whitetip shark,…
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Electric clam in the waters of Raja Ampat, Papua.

An electrical flame file shell in Papua

An Electrical Flame File Shell in Papua It took us a long time to take a picture of the electrical arc inside the animal. It was during a dive in one of the mangrove of Raja Ampat in Papua that we…
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A Periclimenes sp. shrimp in the waters of Ploumanach, North Brittany.

A Periclimenes sp. Shrimp in Brittany

A Periclimenes sp. shrimp in the waters of Ploumanach, North Brittany A Periclimenes sp. shrimp hiding in an anemone off the coast of Ploumanach in North of Brittany in France. We had never had the…
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A Ridley turtle in the Gulf of Mexico, off Texas coast.

A Ridley turtle in the Gulf of Mexico

A Ridley turtle in the Gulf of Mexico, off Texas coast A Ridley turtle, Lepidochelys kempii. This is the most common specie encountered in the Gulf of mexico. She has a rounded shell and she weights…
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Galapagos shark around Wolf Island.

The Galapagos shark of Wolf Island

Galapagos Shark Around Wolf Island That shark species is in danger following the Ecudorian government authorization allowing the sale of fins. The shark prefers clear water, coral reefs and rocky…
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Giant sea fans in Andaman Sea, Thailand

Giants Gorgonias and Soft Corals in Andaman Sea

Giant Sea fans in Andaman Sea, Thailand That rock covered with gorgonias and soft corals is located at the bottom of the famous reef names Ruan Gluay-Mai which means "orchids garden" in Thai. It is…
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The wreck of Ghiannis D. sunk in the Red Sea

The wreck of the Ghiannis D. sunk in the Red Sea

The wreck of Ghiannis D. sunk in the Red Sea Giannis D. is one of the mythical wrecks of the north of the Red Sea. This Greek cargo liner ran up against the reef of Abu Nawas in April 1983 and spent…
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The wreck of Salem Express off Safaga in the Red Sea, Egypt.

Wreck of the Salem Express

The Wreck of the Salem Express off Safaga in the Red Sea, Egypt The Salem Express ran in 20 minutes on December 15, 1991. 470 people will drown and 180 will survive. This terrible tragedy occurred…
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The wreck of Krisoula K. in the Red Sea. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

The wreck of Chrisoula K in the Red Sea off Egypt

The wreck of Chrisoula K in the Red Sea off Egypt The Chrisoula K (also named Krisoula K) was a Greek freighter. During its final journey to the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, its cargo consisted of…
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Fish of Marsa Shagra in the Red Sea. Underwater harmony of colors. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Colors harmonies of underwater close up photography

Egypt, Marsa Alam, Red Sea. Colors harmonies of underwater close up photographs. Most underwater close-up photographs show portraits of fish, crustaceans and other reptiles. They also often attach to…
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Underwater fauna along the coast of Charente-Maritime in France. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Underwater fauna of the Gironde estuary in France

Underwater fauna of the Gironde estuary in France. The Gironde estuary in the department of Charente-Maritime in West of France consists of a mixture of saltwater and freshwater very beneficial for…
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The sail fish sardine run in Mexico. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Mexico. Isla Mujeres. Sailfish sardine run

Mexico. Isla Mujeres. Sailfish sardine run Each year during the winter season, nutrient rich currents flow from South America pushing its way north up onto the shallow shelf off of Isla Mujeres,…
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Shark Reef drop off in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Egypt. Red Sea. Shark Reef

Egypt. Red Sea. Shark Reef The drop off of Shark reef is located in the north of the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. For us, Shark Reef is one of the top ten dives in the world and it is the southern…
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Whale Sharks of the Gulf of Tadjourah in Djibouti. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Djibouti. Gulf of Tadjourah. Whale sharks

Djibouti. Gulf of Tadjourah. Whale sharks The Gulf of Tadjourah is located in the Indian Ocean at the western end of the Gulf of Aden. It is almost entirely surrounded by the Republic of Djibouti.…
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Underwater bottoms of Saint John Reef in the Red Sea in Egypt. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Egypt. Red Sea. Saint John's Reef

Egypt. Red Sea. Saint John's Reef These photos were taken on the coral reefs of St. John in the southern Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. These reefs are certainly the most beautiful and richest…
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Underwater bottoms of Saint John Reef in the Red Sea. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Egypt. Red Sea. Scenic views of Saint John Reefs

Egypt. Red Sea. Scenic views of Saint John Reefs The coral reefs of St. John consist of small islands in the southern Red Sea off the Egyptian coast. They are located after the corner of Ras Banas.…
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Whale shark in the Sea of Cortez off the coast of Mexico.

Mexico. Sea of Cortez

Mexico. Sea of Cortez. Whale shark in the Sea of Cortez off the coast of Mexico. Sea of Cortez is also known as the Gulf of California or Vermillon Sea. It is a sea of the Pacific Ocean. The mouth of…
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Underwater fauna of Galapagos. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Ecuador. Galapagos. Underwater fauna

Ecuador. Galapagos. Underwater fauna The Galapagos archipelago consists of islands in the Pacific Ocean off Ecuador. It is a unique place for photographing large pelagic fish such as whale sharks,…
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Giant gorgonians on a Safaga drop-off in the Red Sea.

The drop offs of Safaga in the Red Sea, off Egypt

The drop offs of Safaga in the Red Sea, off Egypt Giant gorgonians on a Safaga drop-off in the Red Sea. Safaga is a small fishing village located 60 kilometers south of Hurghada. It is an unspoilt…
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Underwater sceneries of Key Largo in Florida, United States. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Key Largo, Florida, USA

Key Largo, Florida, USA Key Largo is an island in the Florida Keys in South Florida in the USA. It is a very narrow strip of land whose main activity is scuba diving. For underwater photographers,…
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Underwater sceneries of the Andaman Sea in Thailand. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Andaman Sea, Thailand

Andaman Sea and Richelieu Rock, Thailand The Andaman Sea is a sea depending on the Indian Ocean along the coasts of Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Indian territories of Andaman and…
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Seven Brothers islands in the gulf of Aden off the coast of Djibouti. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

Seven Brothers Islands, Gulf of Aden, Djibouti

Seven Brothers Islands, Gulf of Aden, Djibouti The Seven Brothers Islands or Sawabi Islands are a group of small islands of Djibouti located in the Strait of Bab-el-Mandab between the Red Sea to the…
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Daedalus in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

Coral reefs of Daedalus, Red Sea, Egypt

Coral reefs of Daedalus, Red Sea, Egypt Daedalus Reef is a circular reef topped by a 100 meter tall lighthouse, which can be visited. It was built in 1931 by the French to replace a metal tower…
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Brother Islands in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

Brothers Islands coral reefs, Red Sea, Egypt

Brothers Islands coral reefs, Red Sea, Egypt The Brothers Islands (El Al Ikhwan or Akhawein) consist of two islands and are in the middle of the Red Sea about 70 kilometers from the village of El…
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The wreck of Salem Express of the coast of Safaga in the Red Sea in Egypt.

The wreck of Salem Express, Red Sea, off Egypt

The wreck of Salem Express, Red Sea, off Egypt The wreck of Salem Express of the coast of Safaga in the Red Sea in Egypt. The Salem Express ran in 20 minutes on December 15, 1991. 470 people will…
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The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.

The wreck of Thistlegorm in Red Sea, off Egypt

The wreck of Thistlegorm in Red Sea, off Egypt The SS Thistlegorm was a British armed ship built in 1940 by Joseph Thompson & Son in Sunderland, England. She was sunk on 6 October 1941 near Ras…
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Underwater bottoms of Marsa Shagra in the Red Sea in Egypt. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Fish of Marsa Shagra in the Red Sea

Fish of Marsa Shagra in the Red Sea These pictures of fish were taken in May 2012 on the drop off of Marsa Shagra in southern Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. This coral drop off is only composed of…
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Cave of Shaab Claudio in the Red Sea. Photographs by Isabelle and Amar Guillen.

Egypt. Red Sea. The cave of Shaab Claudio

Egypt. Red Sea. The cave of Shaab Claudio Shaab Claudio's cave is located in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. It is located in the area known as the "Fury Shoals". Shaab Claudio comes in the form…
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A male sailfish blenny in the Gulf of Mexico, USA.

Male sailfish blenny in the Gulf of Mexico

Sailfish blenny in the Gulf of Mexico The latin name of the Sailfish Blenny is Emblemaria pandionis. She has 1 to 2 inches length. Photo made during a diving cruise in the Gulf of Mexico on the site…
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