Getting a sailfish pointing its rostrum straight at you is an unforgettable experience. It happened in the shallow bay of Marsa Abu Dabbab. I swam with the sailfish for about 5 minutes, taking about 50 pictures in the process. It is usually very rare to encounter these pelagic fish, even rarer to do so in waist deep water! A real privilege!
Nikon D700, Nikon 28-105 mm macro at 70mm, F9, 1/500th, ISO 400, Ikelite Housing. No strobe.
Location: Marsa Abu Dabbab, about 1 metre down, snorkelling, Marsa Alam, Egypt.
Photographer: Arnaud Germain