Super macro looking top-down on its shell. San Miguel Island, California.
Red gorgonian sea fans line deep channels at Sutil Island, a small island near the coast of Santa Barbara Island, California.
Flabellina iodinea nudibranch near the wreck of the Avalon. Palos Verdes, California.
Flame reef, Santa Cruz Island, California.
Tuna crabs make a rare appearance in Southern California.
Bat Ray Encounter
A bat ray cruises through a clearing in the kelp forest at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Okenia rosacea nudibranch at Shaw's Cove - Laguna Beach, California.
Crane Base, Catalina Island, California.
Three-lined aeolid nudibranch on the Redondo Barge wreck.
Purple hydrocoral amongst the towering kelp forest of Gull Island. It's rare in Southern California to encounter purple hydrocoral at such shallow depths.
Flabellina iodinea on a pneumatocyst (float) of giant kelp.
Red Gorgonian Sea Fan
Gull Island, California.
Extremely rare Placida cremoniana nudibranch at Catalina Island, California. Normally found near Japan.
Cormorant hunting fish at the oil rigs.
This colorful nudibranch brightens reefs around Southern California.
Rare encounter with a smooth hammerhead in San Diego, California.
Spanish shawl nudibranch near Gull Island, California.
Cruising across a high-ridged sandy patch in between kelp forests. Gull Island, California.
A Mexichormis porterae nudibranch at Catalina Island, California.
Giant Sea Bass
Bird Rock, Catalina Island, California.
Bluebanded goby shelter.
A diver enjoys the peacefulness of the kelp forest at San Clemente Island, California
Brittle stars at Anacapa Island, California.
Lone garibaldi in the shallows. Catalina Island, California.
Simnia snail laying eggs on a red gorgonian sea fan.
Schooling Jack Mackerel
Massive schools of jack mackerel surround the uprights of the oil rig "Eureka." Huntington Beach, California.
A huge Mola mola miles off the coast of San Diego, California.
Santa Barbara Janolus at Santa Cruz Island, California.
Lobster in Kelp
Juvenile sea lions chased this lobster into the kelp at the sea lion rookery at Santa Barbara Island, CA.
Christmas Tree Worm
Super macro image of a tiny Christmas tree worm at Anacapa Island, California.
A tope shark cruises around a school of salema in the murky waters of La Jolla Shores, California.
Portrait of a bluebanded goby.
A Mola mola and diver while snorkeling off the coast of San Diego, California.
A large California moray peers out from its shelter deep within a crevice.
Fried-egg Jelly Split
Fried-egg jelly off the coast of San Clemente Island, California.
Festive Tritonid (Tritonia festiva) feeding on a red gorgonian sea fan. Santa Cruz Island, California.
Blue Shark Dome Kiss
A gorgeous female blue shark kisses my dome port in the clear blue water off the coast of Catalina Island.
A pair of juvenile garibaldis.
Brittle feeds on a red gorgonian sea fan at Anacapa Island, California.
Surgy conditions at Santa Barbara Island.
Simnia snail on a red gorgonian sea fan.
Dirona picta nudibranch clinging to a piece of algae. La Jolla Shores, San Diego, California.
Nudibranch on kelp near Catalina Island, California.
A juvenile painted greenling seeks shelter in a white-spotted rose anemone.
Sheephead in Kelp
A large male sheepead investigates a noisy intruder at Channel Islands National Park - California.
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