Egypt

The pictures made in the last week of December 2005 are not very representative for entire egypt. We spent just a week in Sharm el Sheikh in hotel Beach Albatros. On three days I went diving witht Blue Sea Diving but not with my personal gear. The later pictures are from diving safaris, mostly with Divers Heaven See here for the underwater pictures: 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. December 2005 to November 2011, 36 photos.

Mosque: A mosque in the neighbourhood of our hotel in Sharm el Sheikh. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, December 2005

Sunset: The sun is setting behind an arch. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, December 2005

Dusk: Dusk at the bay from Sharm el-Maya. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, December 2005

Elevator Tower: The elevator tower from the hotel Beach Albatros down to the beach. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, December 2005

Sharm at Night: Sharm el Sheik at night, causing a lot of light pollution. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, December 2005

Jeeps Sinai Desert: Jeeps in the Sinai desert causing dust trails in the wind. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Sinai Desert: The Sinai desert close to the coloured canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. Was this the flaming speaking bush? — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Looking beautiful rock formations while hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: Hiking through the labyrinth of rocks in the Coloured Canyon. At some places is is that narrow that people with overweight problems will get stuck. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Coloured Canyon: A bush in the Coloured Canyon. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Acacia: An acacia (I presume) shot from the bottom against the sky. — Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm 1:4, Coloured Canyon, Egypt, December 2005

Brother Islands: The small island 'Little Brother' in the foreground and the bigger island 'Big Brother' with the lightouse and a safari boat in the background. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 120 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 12, 2011 15:52:09

Brother Islands: Wide angle shot of the island 'Little Brother' and in the background 'Big Brother' during sunset. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/125 s, F/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 12, 2011 15:52:30

Boat Railing: A shot of the railing of our safari boat during sunset — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/80 s, F/11.0, 55 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 12, 2011 15:53:55

Man in Water: A man in the water tightening the ropes of the safari boats at Brother Islands. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/40 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 100, Saturday, November 12, 2011 15:59:11

Sunset Closeup: Telephoto image of a beautiful sunset on the sea at Brother Islands. The sun is setting behind distant mountains on the horizon. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/400 s, F/9.0, 400 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 12, 2011 16:04:01

Sunset with Boat: The sun is almost gone while another safari boat arrives and looks for a safe anchoring place. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/400 s, F/5.6, 400 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, November 12, 2011 16:06:03

Brother Islands: The lightouse of Big Brother island with tree safari boats. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/20 s, F/5.3, 220 mm, ISO 800, Saturday, November 12, 2011 16:29:18

Brother Islands Lighthouse: The island 'Big Brother' with the lighthouse and the jetty. Both have seen better times — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 28 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 13, 2011 08:35:17

Brother Islands Jetty: The jetty with the small railway, a mastepiece of egyptian engineering. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/11.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:25:16

Corkscrew Stairs: Inside of the lighthouse on Big Brother island these corkscrew stairs lead to the top. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/8 s, F/4.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:27:27

Brother Islands Barracks: Barrack on Big Brother island with solar panels and radar. Somehow it reminds me of an abadonded mars station. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 48 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:47:49

Daedalus Reef Lightouse: This is the lighthouse on the Daedalus Reef with the long jetty. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/10.0, 75 mm, ISO 100, Monday, November 14, 2011 06:19:22

Dädalus Reef Lighthouse: A new (left) and old (right) jetty lead to the lighthouse on Daedalus reef — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 24 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 06:01:13

Dolphin: A pack of dolphins made a visit at Daedalus reef. That's because I was not in the water due to ear problems. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/640 s, F/13.0, 400 mm, ISO 400, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 06:53:26

Sea Turtle: A sea turtle taking a deep breath of air before diving on Daedalus reef. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm, Red Sea, Egypt, November 2011. Nikon D200, 1/1000 s, F/7.1, 400 mm, ISO 400, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:05:50