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Coral life

Coral life
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Copyright: Georg Isbary (oki) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001
Categories: Fish
Camera: sea&sea, Agfa Vista 200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-07 9:12
Viewed: 5892
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
- We have to save the oceans -

The ocean with all his life is wonderful. I'm praying for my children to be able to see as wonderful places as I did. I hope mankind will understand to protect nature - we've already destroyed too much!

This view is from Ras Mohammed - Ras Muhammad (Arabic: رأس محمد‎) is located in Egypt at the southern extreme of the Sinai Peninsula, overlooking the the Gulf of Suez at west and the Gulf of Aqaba or Eilat at east. Two islands, Tiran and Sanafir are part of the site. It is so named because in side view it shows an outline like a bearded man's face.

It was established as a marine reserve for the protection of marine and terrestrial wildlife by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) in 1983. It has a surface of 480 km². Its shoreline configurations and coral reef ecosystems are internationally recognized as among the world's best. The inland area includes a diversity of desert habitats such as mountains and wadis, gravel plains and sand dunes.

More than 200 species of corals are found the Ras Mohammed area. Out of them, 125 species are soft corals, in addition to more than 1000 species of fish, 40 species of star fish, 25 species of sea urchins, more than a 100 species of mollusc and 150 species of crustaceans. Among others, the Sea Turtles (Green Turtle Chelonia Mydas and the Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys Imbricata) are seen in Ras Mohammed regularly.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-07 10:49]

Hello Georg,
I'm surprised we don't get more shots from the coral seas on TN. I've experienced them in different places while snorkling and I really wish that everyone could have the chance to see this wonderful and magic world. You must have been diving while taking this beautiful shot. I love the multitude of corals in it and the beautiful fish. Excellent capture!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Georg,
wow - ein super Bild, bin neidisch.
Ich war auch gerade am Roten Meer beim Schnorcheln, aber wir hatten riesige Wellen und so war es nicht alzu klar unter Wasser und die Bilder mit meiner mittelmäßigen UW-Kamera sind nicht berauschend geworden. Dein Foto ist toll in den Farben und der Artenvielfalt.
Danke und liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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