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.
A bat ray cruises through a clearing in the kelp forest at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Amphipod on Kelp
Tiny amphipod on a blad of giant kelp. Super macro photo with the Nauticam SMC.
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.
Halimeda Ghost Pipefish
Halimeda ghost pipefish hovers motionless amongst the halimeda algae.