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One more scanned picture to fill my map.
As I said earlier, whenever I'm at a beach I like to stick my head in the water to see what is below there. After my vacation to the Dominican Republic where I started snorkeling we went to Hurghada, Egypt mainly for the sun 30 degrees Celcius all year round. The surroundings there are a pain if you love green. There is just desert and even the hotels don't have large gardens as water is really a treasure there.
But the underwater world is "yahooooo big time" a wonder :) Wonderful corals and fish of all kind. I bought a book about fish in the Red Sea, then when coming back from snorkeling I marked all the fish in that book that I have seen during my snorkeling adventures. At the end of the week almost all pictures were marked, except for the shark picture :)

Here you see the Masked Butterflyfish.
When such colorful butterflyfish are seen they almost force the delighted photographer to take a picture. Half of the butterflyfish found here occur only in the Red Sea. These diurnal mobile swimmers feed on coral polyps or drifting zooplankton. Only one species, the giant butterflyfish, exceeds 20cm. They are usually to be found in a depth from 5 to 30 meters.

Please take a look at the corresponding above water picture.

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