Sun beams pierce the thick kelp canopy at Rock Quarry off the coast of Catalina Island, California. It was stunning to witness the light dancing on the sea floor.
Juvenile Treefish at Crescent Bay.
Reef scene at Empire Landing.
Tiny blue-ring topsnail at Santa Cruz Island, California.
Simnia snail at Rat Rock - Anacapa Island
Spanish Shawl nudibranch (Flabellina iodinea) on a bed of unknown tube worms, Old Marineland, Palos Verdes, California.
Bat ray in the shallows. Diver's Cove, Laguna Beach, California.
Garibaldi, unafraid to approach divers who get too close to their nest.
Juvenile flatfish use this fried-egg jelly as protection until they mature enough to swim to the ocean floor. Off shore Palos Verdes, California.