A fringehead waits patiently for a snack to float by.
A large mantis shrimp off the reef near Palos Verdes, California.
Kelp Forest at Santa Barbara Island
A female sheephead glides through the healthy kelp forest of Santa Barbara Island, California.
Santa Barbara Island Reef Scene
A risk of California spiny lobster in the reef near Santa Barbara Island, California.
Red Gorgonian Sea Fan
A red gorgonian sea fan and the surrounding giant kelp sway gently in the current of Santa Barbara Island, California.
Sea Fan in a Cave
A diver enters a cave at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Cabezon with Eggs
A male cabezon guards its clutch of eggs on the life encrusted structure of oil platform Elly/Ellen.
Southern Sea Palm
The intertidal zone of Catalina Island, full of algae including this southern sea palm.
Rish of Lobster
They must know lobster season is over. Catalina Island, California.
Divers near Underwater Wreck
A pair of divers investigate the wreck of the Humble SM-1 off the coast of Point Conception, California.
A large fish-eating anemone is a bright spot in the debris field of the Humble SM-1 wreck near Point Conception, California.
Scuba Diver at the Oil Rigs
A diver explores the anemone-covered structures of an offshore oil platform near Huntington Beach, California.
Red Gorgonian Sea Fan and Brittle Stars
A red gorgonian sea fan and the surrounding reef are covered in brittle stars off the coast of Santa Barbara Island, California.
California Sea Lions
A pair of California sea lions off the coast of Santa Barbara Island, California.
A pairs of mating Trionia festiva nudibranchs on the wreck of the Gambler near Long Beach, California.
Big-scale soldierfish remain eerily still in the engine room of the Carthaginian. Coastal Lahaina off the island of Maui, HI.
Looking up at the mighty Kittiwake from the aft starboard anchor which helps to hold her in an upright position.
Swim-throughs and cool lava formations abound at First Cathedral off the coast of the island of Lanai, HI.
A school of raccoon butterflyfish greets me after visiting First Cathedral off the coast of Lanai, HI.
A unique lava tube formation has created this famous site called First Cathedral. Lanai, HI.
Swim-throughs and cool lava formations abound at Wash Rock off the coast of the island of Lanai, HI.
A school of bluestripe snappers near Wash Rock off the coast of Lanai, HI.
A diver patiently awaits her turn to enter a lava tube at a site called Wash Rock off the coast of Lanai.
Shallow-water snorkeling allows visitors to Maui to enjoy encounters like this.
A green turtle heading up for a breath of fresh air at the Mala Pier near Lahaina on the island of Maui, HI.
A remaining channel marker at the Mala Pier of Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
A diver near the prop of the Carthaginian wreck off the coast of Lahaina on the island of Maui, HI.
A pair of pebbled butterflyfish near the stern of the Carthaginian off the coast of Lahaina. Maui, HI.
An American tractor, dumped into the ocean at White Beach at the end of WWII. Solomon Islands.
A Japanese Kawanashi sea plane, also known as a Mavis, was sunk by American forces as it was moored in the harbor during the morning of August 7, 1942.
Trevally and Prey
A pair of bluefin trevally hunt a school of oxeye scad near wreck in Maravagi Bay, Solomon Islands.
Leather coral near the mangroves at Maravagi Bay, Solomon Islands.
A pair of Clark's anemonefish bask in the sun at a site called Tulaghi Switzer, Solomon Islands.
Clown anemonefish at Lologhan Island, Solomon Islands.
Soft corals at Lologhan Island, Solomon Islands.
Blue Sea Star
A blue sea star at Taikulum Island, Solomon Islands.
Bennett's feather star at Taikulum Island, Solomon Islands.
A spiral-shaped wire coral at Taikulum Island, Solomon Islands.
Huge soft corals adorn the wall just outside Bat Cave, Solomon Islands.
A school of redfin anthias outside Leru Cut, Solomon Islands.
A school of bigeye trevally at Karumolun Point, Solomon Islands.
Hawksbill turtle at Karumolun Point, Solomon Islands.
A diver inspects an anemone at Mirror Pond, Solomon Islands.