A common Ghost Goby (Pleurosicya mossambica) measuring just a few millimetres swims on a coral, Strait of Mozambique.

Ghost Goby

Gobies are small and secretive. Many of the more than 1600 goby species are never seen, although gobies are the…
A dhow is about to set sail in Ilha de Moçambique.

Ilha de Moçambique

Ilha de Moçambique was the colonial capital of Portuguese East Africa for four centuries and one of the main ports…
A spotted porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus) sits among the stinging tentacles of an anemone, Memba Bay, Strait of Mozambique.

Underwater Photography in the Strait of Mozambique

Nature is generous. It gives without expecting anything in return. Generally, there’s a higher-level system ensuring the balance of its…
Pipefish, Memba Bay, Strait of Mozambique.


Pipefish are hard to spot underwater, as they have excellent camouflage. They slowly drift over the seabed with the current,…
Spiny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix), Memba Bay, Strait of Mozambique.

Spiny Seahorse

The spiny seahorse is a rare and vulnerable species on the IUCN red list.
Pinda lighthouse oversees Mozambique's Memba bay. The tower was built in 1923 with a height of 31 metres.

Pinda Lighthouse

Sailing across the Indian Ocean to East Africa is a century-old trading route. Today’s container ships can rely on satellites,…
A nosestripe anemonefish (Amphiprion akallopisos) hides in the stinging tentacles of an anemone, Memba Bay, Strait of Mozambique.

Nosestripe Anemonefish

Although quite small, the nosestripe anemonefish is incredibly brave. I’ve observed one chasing away another fish that was much larger…