Sheephead in Kelp
A large male sheepead investigates a noisy intruder at Channel Islands National Park - California.
A Mexichormis porterae nudibranch at Catalina Island, California.
A Norris' Topsnail on giant kelp. Catalina Island, California.
Portrait of a bluebanded goby.
Bluebanded goby shelter.
Yellowfin fringehead at Anacapa Island, California.
Lone garibaldi in the shallows. Catalina Island, California.
A giant kelpfish at home amongst the algae at Catalina Island, CA.
School of jack mackerel near Catalina Island, California.
Cormorant hunting fish at the oil rigs.
Flabellina iodinea on a pneumatocyst (float) of giant kelp.
San Clemente Island, California.
A diver enjoys the peacefulness of the kelp forest at San Clemente Island, California
Okenia rosacea nudibranch at Shaw's Cove - Laguna Beach, California.
Flabellina iodinea nudibranch near the wreck of the Avalon. Palos Verdes, California.
Simnia snail laying eggs on a red gorgonian sea fan.
A juvenile painted greenling seeks shelter in a white-spotted rose anemone.
Hermissenda crassicornis nudibranch along the coast of Palos Verdes, California.
Sea Fan and Diver
A diver passes over a large sea fan along the wall of Sawa Utara - Wakatobi.
Red gorgonian sea fans line deep channels at Sutil Island, a small island near the coast of Santa Barbara Island, California.
Red gorgonian sea fan and sea lion silhouette at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Surgy conditions at Santa Barbara Island.
Diver at Isthmus Reef
Passing by a crevice in the reef.
Giant-spined sea star at Bird Rock. Catalina Island, CA.
Tuna crabs make a rare appearance in Southern California.
Sea Star at Sunset
Giant-spined sea star under the Newport Pier. Newport Beach, California.
Hovering to grab a snack. Catalina Island, California.
This mutton snapper was just begging to have its picture taken. Grand Cayman.
Rare encounter with a smooth hammerhead in San Diego, California.
Amphipod on Kelp
Tiny amphipod on a blad of giant kelp. Super macro photo with the Nauticam SMC.
Mating Market Squid
A female market squid attempts to lay an egg casing while an aggressive male pursues her.
A torpedo ray (aka Pacific electric ray) glides slowly through the water column, framed by huge blades of elkhorn kelp in the foreground.
Bluebanded goby poses at Bird Rock. Catalina Island, California.
Extremely rare Placida cremoniana nudibranch at Catalina Island, California. Normally found near Japan.
Brittle stars at Anacapa Island, California.
Christmas Tree Worm
Super macro image of a tiny Christmas tree worm at Anacapa Island, California.
A massive school of jack mackerel surrounds my dive buddy at "The Arch" at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Schooling Jack Mackerel
Massive schools of jack mackerel surround the uprights of the oil rig "Eureka." Huntington Beach, 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.
Bat Ray Encounter
A bat ray cruises through a clearing in the kelp forest at Santa Barbara Island, California.
A Mola mola and diver while snorkeling off the coast of San Diego, California.
A huge Mola mola miles off the coast of San Diego, California.