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.
Mola Mola and Diver
A cooperative Pacific Sunfish (mola mola) cruises through oil rig "Elly" near Long Beach, CA.
Diver and Elkhorn Kelp
A diver searches for Torpedo Rays in the huge forest of Elkhorn Kelp at Kroll's.
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.
Super macro image near Redondo Beach, California.
Three-lined aeolid nudibranch on the Redondo Barge wreck.
Playful harbor seal nips at my fins at Old Marineland.
A pair of market squid mating above the sea floor covered eggs new and old.
Sea Star at the Oil Rigs
A giant-spined sea star bathed in the afternoon light on oil rig Eureka.
A cabezon moves in to protect its nest of eggs on oil rig Eureka.
Rays of light plunge into the depths, gently reflecting off a beautiful blue shark moving silently through the ocean.
Diver and Crown of Thorns
Our DM diligently collecting a crown of thorns sea star at Roma - Wakatobi.
Photobomb by a female sheephead in this cabezon portrait.
Pelagic drifters like this salp, Leucothea pulchra, slowly glide by under the Eureka oil platform.
Colorful growth on the Eureka oil platform.
Anemones on Eureka
Brittle stars, mussels, and Metridium senile anemones cling to a rope suspended far beneath the surface at the Eureka oil platform. Long Beach, CA.
Growth on Eureka
A golden gorgonian sea fan sways in the current deep below the surface on the Eureka oil platform.
Drawn to the exquisite aroma of flesh caught in the thin ghost net, the hungry crab had no idea it was to be its next victim.
It's seemingly so quiet you can hear a pin drop in the slowly swaying kelp forest.
Felimare californiensis Nudibranch
No longer than 10mm, this tiny nudibranch is rare in Southern California.
You never know what you'll encounter at Vets Park - like this tiny isopod.
Basking Sea Lion
A sea lion takes a break from play-time and enjoys the sunlight just below the surface. Los Islotes - La Paz.
Giant Barrel Sponge
A school of tiny fish surrounds this massive barrel sponge at Dunia Baru - Wakatobi
Reticulate dascyllus dance amongst the table coral as my wife slowly approaches for a closer look. Lorenzo's Delight - Wakatobi
Huge table corals reach out from the colorful walls at a site called Pockets - Wakatobi
A pair of jittery fire dartfish pause for a brief moment at Spinal Corner - Wakatobi
Torpedo Ray Silhouette
Pacific electric ray slowly glides over the pinnacles of Farnsworth Banks.
A tope shark cruises around a school of salema in the murky waters of La Jolla Shores, California.
A rare sight in the waters of southern California, a green turtle forages amongst the algae in the shallow waters of La Jolla Shores.