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