Alex Mustard - Lionfish On The Prowl

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

Posted on 28.06.2013
Photo info - 19.06.2006: NIKON D2X, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, f 13, 1/10 sec
Tags: alex Mustard coral reef Egypt lionfish Pterois volitans Red Sea underwater wildlife photography
Alex Mustard - Lionfish On The Prowl

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

Posted on 28.06.2013
Photo info - 19.06.2006: NIKON D2X, 10.5 mm, ISO 100, f 13, 1/10 sec
Tags: alex Mustard coral reef Egypt lionfish Pterois volitans Red Sea underwater wildlife photography