Looking down on the kelp forest during my safety stop at Catalina Island.
Wyckoff Ledge, San Miguel Island, California.
Red Gorgonian Sea Fan
Gull Island, California.
Purple hydrocoral amongst the towering kelp forest of Gull Island. It's rare in Southern California to encounter purple hydrocoral at such shallow depths.
Crane Base, Catalina Island, California.
Nudibranch on kelp near Catalina Island, California.
Sheephead in Kelp
A large male sheepead investigates a noisy intruder at Channel Islands National Park - California.
A Norris' Topsnail on giant kelp. Catalina Island, California.
Lone garibaldi in the shallows. Catalina Island, California.
A giant kelpfish at home amongst the algae at Catalina Island, CA.
Flabellina iodinea on a pneumatocyst (float) of giant kelp.
San Clemente Island, California.
A diver enjoys the peacefulness of the kelp forest at San Clemente Island, California
Sea Fan and Diver
A diver passes over a large sea fan along the wall of Sawa Utara - Wakatobi.
Red gorgonian sea fans line deep channels at Sutil Island, a small island near the coast of Santa Barbara Island, California.
Red gorgonian sea fan and sea lion silhouette at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Surgy conditions at Santa Barbara Island.
Diver at Isthmus Reef
Passing by a crevice in the reef.
Amphipod on Kelp
Tiny amphipod on a blad of giant kelp. Super macro photo with the Nauticam SMC.
A massive school of jack mackerel surrounds my dive buddy at "The Arch" at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Lobster in Kelp
Juvenile sea lions chased this lobster into the kelp at the sea lion rookery at Santa Barbara Island, CA.
Strong surge sways the giant kelp at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Bat Ray Encounter
A bat ray cruises through a clearing in the kelp forest at Santa Barbara Island, California.
A pair of market squid mating above the sea floor covered eggs new and old.
It's seemingly so quiet you can hear a pin drop in the slowly swaying kelp forest.
A rare sight in the waters of southern California, a green turtle forages amongst the algae in the shallow waters of La Jolla Shores.
The colorful sea fans, crinoids, hydroids, and sponges of Dunia Baru - Wakatobi.
Soft corals, sea fans, sponges, and hard corals cover the steep wall at Malabea - Wakatobi.
Crinoid on Sea Fan
A large crinoid (feather star) clings to a large sea fan along the steep wall of Table Coral City - Wakatobi.
Sea Fan Cavern
Colorful gorgonian sea fans line the inside of a small cave at a site called White Rock at Catalina Island.
A lone garibaldi glances up toward the sun as it sets over the cliffs above San Clemente Island.
A Norris' top snail clings to a blade of giant kelp near the surface at Ironbound Cove, Catalina Island, California.
The sea was thick with blacksmith at Sentinel Rock.
A diver checks out a moon jelly after a dive at Eagle Rock.
Female sheephead over a southern sea palm.
Giant Sea Bass
Giant Sea Bass at Catalina Island, California.
Small anemone on a kelp float.
Garibaldi at Casino Point
Garibaldi in the dive park at Casino Point, Catalina Island.
Senorita at the Dive Park
A senorita poses in front of a large sea fan at the Dive Park at Catalina Island.
Reef scene at Empire Landing.
Reef scene at Empire Landing.
Dive Boat Split
The dive boat Peace at Santa Barbara Island.