Looking down on the kelp forest during my safety stop at Catalina Island.
This lobster's days are numbered. Catalina Island, California.
This colorful nudibranch brightens reefs around Southern California.
Surrounded by mackerel on oil rig Eureka - Southern California.
Whales Shark Silhouette
Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
Prince Island, California.
Wyckoff Ledge, San Miguel Island, California.
Red Gorgonian Sea Fan
Gull Island, California.
Cruising across a high-ridged sandy patch in between kelp forests. Gull Island, California.
Purple hydrocoral amongst the towering kelp forest of Gull Island. It's rare in Southern California to encounter purple hydrocoral at such shallow depths.
Bahia de los Angeles, Mexico.
Pyramid Sea Star
Bird Rock, Catalina Island, California.
Giant Sea Bass
Sea Lion and Diver
Crane Base, Catalina Island, California.
Flame reef, Santa Cruz Island, California.
Super macro looking top-down on its shell. San Miguel Island, California.
Resting on a blanket of hydroids. Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
Super macro of the feeding plumes of a golden gorgonian sea fan. Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
Chromodoris marislae nudibranch
A nuptial-phase male attempting to attract a mate. Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
Bouquet on Steel
Although it's mainly constructed of steel, nature finds a way to flourish on the oil platform "Eureka," located just offshore from Long Beach, California.
Garibaldi and Eggs
Garibaldi protects its nest on oil platform Eureka - Huntington Beach, California.
Purple hydrocoral at Farnsworth Bank, California.
A red octopus amongst the yellow zoanthids and purple hydrocoral of Farnsworth Bank - Catalina Island, California.
Sea Star and Purple Hydrocoral
A giant-spined sea star amongst the purple hydrocoral of Farnsworth Bank - Catalina Island, California.
Nudibranch on kelp near Catalina Island, California.
Spanish shawl nudibranch near Gull Island, California.
Flabellina pricei nudibranch - Santa Cruz Island, California.
Santa Barbara Janolus at Santa Cruz Island, California.
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.