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Two Souls United

Sandra Caramelle, beautiful model and experienced diver swims with her good friend - Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin.


Soft corals in the current.


Wild Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) swims effortlessly in the shallows on a sunny day.

Dolphin Show As It Should Be

Michael Stardermann is filming wild dolphins in their natural environment. Old friendship with this group allows Michael to stay close to animals and document thier behavior.


Family of bottlenose dolphins during the resting period. Kiri and Kamar are two dolphins closest to the camera. We know them as resident dolphins of waters around Hurghada.

Sunset Dive

Wild dolphins normally go hunting in deeper waters at sunset, but they have to surface to catch a breath of air. I was lucky to meet them exactly as they surfaced. This image was taken during the Dolphin Watch scientific project in the Red Sea, Hurghada, Egypt.


A group of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins is sleeping next to protecting reef in the Red Sea.

Who Woke Me Up?

Eastern Skunk Anemonefish (Amphiprion sandracinos) is hiding in it's home "sticky carpet" anemone.

Behind the Coral Lace

Longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus) is commom in Indo-Pacific, but extremely shy.

Can You Fly?

Sandra Caramelle, diving instructor and beautiful model.

Pearl Diver

Can you imagine the sea just a few years from now? We keep taking from it. And if we don't stop it would soon be empty for us, just like this shell.

Coral Island

Some of the most beautiful marine seascapes need no color: form and light speak directly to your soul.

Not Your Jungle Tiger

Tiger shrimp (Phyllognathia ceratophtalmus) is a tiny crustacean common around Bali island.

Wanted... All Around the Red Sea

Red Sea Walkman (Inimicus filamentosus) - just as its name implies - uses lower free pectoral rays as walking legs. It has extremely venomous dorsal spines.

Family Life of the Lemon Goby

Lemon Coral goby (Gobiodon citrinus) is protecting its hiding place in the corals where it has just laid eggs.

Through The Sky

Beautiful healthy coral formations of the Red Sea and crystal clear waters in Hurghada area still require our protection. Thousands of tourists visit the place monthly... Only if every diver shows respect to marine life there is still a chance for us all.

Pink Beauty

Aurelia jellyfish (Aurelia cf. aurita) can be seen in huge numbers during springtime in the Red Sea. One of the most common and harmless jellyfishes congregates in groups of thousands of thousands, and it feels like snow underwater.


Wild Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) form extremely tight bonds. Their friendship can last for a lifetime.

One Friendly Nudi In Pyjama

Pyjama slug (Chromodoris quadricolor) is one of the most common nudubranches in the Red Sea.

In the Blue

Wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins are born with poor coordination (compared to adults) and need to learn to use their own blowhole. That's why in the first months baby stays close to mom, usualy in body contact, so that she can push him up to the surface for a breath when needed.

Tiresome Motherhood

Mozambique Host Goby (Pleurosicya mossambica) lays eggs on various host corals and stays protecting until they hatch.


Peppered moray eels are extremely curious and absolutely harmless. They "smell" best with their noses, touching everything they can reach.

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