by Elke Bojanowski

monthly favourite

Softcorals (Dendronephthya sp & Litophyton sp), Abu Kizan [Daedalus Reef], Egypt, December 2009


About Me

After studying biology in Berlin [Germany], I moved to to the Red Sea in 1994. First station was Eilat [Israel], to study the behaviour of Bottlenose Dolphins for my Master and Ph.D. theses. After finishing the last degree in September 2002, I took off to the Red Sea again in March 2004.

Since then, I am working as a diveguide and biologist on live-aboards in the Egyptian Red Sea, based in Hurghada. My main biological interest these days is the Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus). You'll find details on my research at www.longimanus.info - just click the link "longimanus project" in the top right box...

Otherwise, I am pretty much into documenting all the marine life and critters of the Red Sea that I come across, with a special weakness for nudibranchs and partner shrimps...

Camera Equipment Used

From 2005 to 2007, all photographs were taken with Casio Exilim digital compact cameras (EX Z55 & EX Z1000) without external strobe, since 2008 my camera of choice is the DX-1G by Sea & Sea with a single YS 27 strobe.
In August 2009, I "upgraded" again and bought a Canon G9 with an ikelite housing, and DS 51 substrobe, a wide-angle plus a makro lens...