Alex Mustard - Lionfish On The Prowl


Early summer is traditionally a time that I visit the Red Sea in Egypt, as the whole places seems to come alive at this time of year. I encountered this large male lionfish on while I was exploring the reef at sunset. He was away from the reef, prowling over the seagrass meadow nearby. He didn’t look like he was hunting and I felt he must be looking for a mate. I’ve photographed the smaller radiated lionfish spawning and followed this guy for ages hoping he’d find a female and I’d get a chance to witness the behaviour. Maybe this year?

Location: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Tags: Alex Mustard, coral reef, egypt, lionfish, Pterois volitans, red sea, underwater

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  1. Jost Stergarsek said:

    28/06/2013 10:42

    i like the vibrant colours and the sense of movement a lot. and good luck with your chase!