Hi Wordless Wednesday fans -This week's post is a classic Red Sea reef scene. No, those aren't goldfish. They are Scalefin Anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis), and they are very common in the Red Sea. They often swarm over a reef, just like in this photo. The fluffy looking greenish stuff is not broccoli -- and it's not even a plant. It's a kind of soft coral (Dendronephthia sp.) that also is abundant on Red Sea reefs. In sum, you could say this is a prototypical Red Sea reef scene. The photo was taken in a marine preserve off the coast of Egypt.Bobbie
I love underwater shots! This one would make a perfect wallpaper! :-)I went ON the Red Sea, but I had no idea of the treasures underneath... Thanks for sharing! :-)Happy WW!
That's absolutely beautiful!
Beautiful photograph. What an awesome time that must have been.Happy WW!
Oh that's funny ! Without reading your explanations I thought your picture reminded me the Red Sea !!I have seen so many of these little fishes there and I am going back on Nov 2nd !
Great photo! Looks incredible. Beautiful. :)
Thank you all for stopping by.@ Isabelle - Someone else also told me they thought this photo would make a nice wallpaper, too. Hmmm. Maybe I'll have to think about that.@ Gattina - If you have been diving or snorkeling in the Red Sea, I'm not surprised you recognized the photo right away. You can't miss those fish there. Hope you have fun there next month.
wonderful shot...such depth... underwater photography is one area i would LOVE to explore..
Oh wow, this is a splendid underwater shot! I didn't know that there are great things lying underneath the Red Sea. I agree with one of them here, this would make a perfect wallpaper!
Gorgeous shot. I love your underwater scenes, definitely one of the most visually pleasing blogs I've seen. Happy WW.
Wow! It's breathtaking. And thanks for the summary. Great, I've learned a bit about the Red Sea today.
i love the sea and the life in it!
WOW! That's amazing shot there!!!Mine is up here;Wordless WednesdayHappy WW!
Love the colors.
very beautiful Egypt is beautiful
Such beautiful colors!
Wow! I love it!Thanks for the comment about my WW. She's our youngest. I call her the 'wild child.' Endless energy...like Tigger.Happy WW!
wow i love how blue the water is. Beautiful photo.
Love the colour blue. Like the layout of your blog. Happy WW.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my first Wordless Wednesday post. Hope you had a great birthday.Cathy from Kotzebue, Alaska
Very pretty! Thanks for sharing! Happy WW!
When I was based in Singapore I learned to dive. Not so great in Singapore, but Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines were great. Lovely photo.
Just gorgeous... keep up the great work! ;o)And thanks for stopping by my blog!
Wow, what a beautiful shot! This just furthers my desire to go on a trip to Egypt.
My goodness -- I step away for a few hours and all of these comments arrive on The Right Blue.Thank you all so much for visiting and sharing in the Wordless Wednesday fun.@ Jessica - You should indeed try underwater photography some time. It's tricky, but very rewarding.@ ZJ - One more vote for a wallpaper? This is getting serious.@ Chris in Oxford -- Thank you kindly for the compliments.@ ZAM - That makes me feel good to know that someone learned something new from this post.@ Cathy in Alaska. Thanks for the return visit, and I hope you continue with Wordless Wednesday, too.@ Colin -- Sorry your team lost (I've just been to your blog and saw the news) but the photo is still a keeper. ;-}Bobbie
@ Riley - Yes, do go to Egypt. It's an unforgettable country.Bobbie
Great shot! It makes me want to be brave and learn to scuba :)thanks for visiting my visa card post the other day. I don't think i can win it anyway due to something in the rules about being in the US. Serves me right for not reading them properly!:)
Beautiful photo! I wish I had an underwater camera!
@ Claire - Bummer! Your design SO deserved to win. Dang!You could learn scuba -- but it would take away time from your hiking. LOL@ Sheena - Believe me it's worth trying. It's so much fun to shoot pictures underwater.Bobbie
I've never been to the Red Sea so this is my first glimpse. What a wonderful into to it! GREAT picture.
Thank you, Martie. I liked the rainy Paris photo you posted on your blog for Wordless Wednesday. It brought back memories.Bobbie
This photo is beautiful. No wonder you're looking for the perfect blue. First visit here for WW but I'll be back.
Hi Ann -The blue in the photo posted today is pretty close to "the right blue." ;-}Bobbie
I incredible shot Bobbie, like a living piece of art, great work.
Hi Bernie -Thanks. I noticed you had quite an incredible blue subject on your blog today, too. (Everybody - go have a look at Bernie's Beautiful Bluebells.)Bobbie
This is beautiful - so peaceful:-)Happy WW!
Charlotte -Glad you like this photo. I like your collages as well. (Everyone, click on Charlotte's name and goo have a look at her work.)
Hi Bobbie,"Wordless Wednesday?", it left my daughter speechless! We have fun going through the corals, trying to figure out the type of fish and even discussed why the sea is blue! Thanks for the great shot. Take care.
Hi My Den -Glad you liked the photo. As you may have guessed, our favorite color is blue -- The Right Blue.Did you know that there's an article in this blog about why the sea is blue?Bobbie
We welcome your comments and invite your questions. Dialogue is a good thing!Bobbie & Jerry
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