Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Osprey in Egypt

I thought I'd share one of my favourite pictures from my recent holiday to Egypt with you. This is an Osprey. I feel really cuffed that I saw this!

Osprey

We were not sure what it was at first, we just presumed some kind of sea eagle as it was taking fish from the sea.

It flew right over us several times whilst we were at the pools too. Actually there were at least 2 near our hotel.

This one, I had to follow from up at the pool all the way down to the beach so I could get a decent photo. I was so pleased when I got down there and saw him perched on a topless palm tree.

I have never seen an Osprey before so I am very happy with this photo. I had the bird identified for me on Flickr (there are some great people on there!)

I have some more photos of my trip on my Flickr page so go and check it out if you have a spare 5 minutes. Be back soon with more pictures from Egypt.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Picasso fish


Picasso fish 1, originally uploaded by Bemused26.

This is one of my favourite fish from Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. It is a Picasso Trigger Fish and was very tough to get photos of but I got there in the end. Actually, I eventually ended up with quite a few! He is so handsome this one. They were always in pairs too. I only ever saw the one pair of these though as I did all my snorkelling in the shallows at our private beach. I was too scared to go in the deep water off the jetty- it was 45m deep! I'll be back soon with some proper posts with plenty of pictures!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Kluzingers wrasse

wrasse

I got this photo on my recent holiday to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. Plenty more to follow!