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.
Sea grass sways in the surge at Shaw's Cove in Laguna Beach, CA.
Reef scene at Empire Landing.
Whale shark in La Paz, Mexico.
A sea lion cruises by a colorful wall of anemones. Los Islotes. La Paz, Mexico.
Playful sea lion pups at Los Islotes near La Paz, Mexico.
Bat ray in the shallows. Diver's Cove, Laguna Beach, California.
A torpedo ray (aka Pacific electric ray) glides slowly through the water column, framed by huge blades of elkhorn kelp in the foreground.
Juvenile flatfish use this fried-egg jelly as protection until they mature enough to swim to the ocean floor. Off shore Palos Verdes, California.