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.
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.
Amphipod on Kelp
Tiny amphipod on a blad of giant kelp. Super macro photo with the Nauticam SMC.
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.
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
Persian Carpet Flatworm
Persian carpet flatworm hunts along the algae and sponges of Dunia Baru - Wakatobi.
A tiger flatworm makes its way along the hard corals of Dunia Baru - Wakatobi.
A skeleton shrimp photo-bombs this picture of a delicate tunicate at Cornucopia - Wakatobi.
Chromodoris annae nudibranch. Cornucopia - Wakatobi
Halimeda Ghost Pipefish
Halimeda ghost pipefish hovers motionless amongst the halimeda algae.
This Mutton snapper was just begging to have its picture taken.
Large male sheephead patrol their territories on the oil rigs. This guy was just begging to have his portrait taken.
This curious little kelp bass was just begging to have his portrait taken. Oh, and he's waving.
Attacking the Baitball
An army of bonito pursue the bait ball, while a pair of snappers look on.
A river of bait fish and the charging bonito.
Downward Spiral. This colorful feeding plume of a tiny Christmas Tree worm was just 1cm in diameter. Anacapa Island, California.