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.
Three-lined Aeolid (Flabellina trilineata) on a blade of kelp. This tiny nudibrach is less than 15mm in length. Santa Cruz Island, California.
A Norris' top snail clings to a blade of giant kelp near the surface at Ironbound Cove, Catalina Island, California.
A diver checks out a moon jelly after a dive at Eagle Rock.
Once one the largest fisheries in California, the Soupfin shark (Galeorhinus galeus) is now only rarely seen at the most remote islands of the Channel Islands National Park.
Giant kelpfish at San Clemente Island.
Giant Sea Bass
Giant Sea Bass at Catalina Island, California.
A tiny proliferating anemone (~1cm) clings to a bladder of giant kelp, high above the sea floor. Point Loma, California.
Garibaldi in the dive park at Casino Point, Catalina Island.
A senorita poses in front of a large sea fan at the Dive Park at Catalina Island.
Reef scene at Empire Landing.
A small fried-egg jelly is highlighted by the bright sun and clear water at Santa Barbara Island, California.
The dive boat Peace at Santa Barbara Island.