Backlit Chromodoris macfarlandi shot using Canon MP-E 65 mm at 4x magnification.
Aeolidiella oliviae hiding at Cathedral Garden, Anacapa Island.
The Next Generation
Diaulula sandiegensis, San Diego dorid laying eggs at Coral Reef, Anacapa Island, California
Chromodoris mcfarlandi, three yellow stripes at Chrismas Tree Reef in Palos Verdes.
Skeletal Shrimp on Red Gorgonian, Anacapa Island. Shot with Canon MP-E 65mm lens at 2.5x magnification.
Fish All around
My divebuddy Dana inside the huge bait ball of Jack Mackerel. Taken on Eureka one of the oil rigs off the Los Angeles coast.
Huge Bait Ball
Huge bait ball of Pacfic Jack Mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus, on the oil rig Eureka, some times the fish blocked all the visible light.
Bait Ball on the Rigs
A giant bait ball between the columns of Eureka, Oil rig off the Los angeles Coast.
A giant bait ball on Eureka, Oil rigs off the Los angeles Coast.
A Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, takes shelter in the columns on Eureka, oil rigs off the Los Angeles coast.
Checking out the Rigs
My dive buddy Dana checking out the rigs column covered in strawberry anemone.
Remnants of Olympic II Wreck
Structure on the Olympic II wreck formerly known as Star of France. It lies in 100 feet of water near San Pedro, Los Angeles.
A sea lion showing off at Santa Barbara Island
Playful Sea Lions
Couple of playful sea lions at Santa Barbara Island
Bat ray fly by
A pair of Bat Rays, Myliobatis californica, swim overhead in kelp forest at Santa Barbara Island
Clear blue water
Kelp Stalk in clear blue water at Santa Barbara Island. The dive boat sundiver is visible on the surface.
Hanging by the thread
Kelp Plant being uprooted and hanging out in the clear blue.
Swimming in the open
California Sea lion, Zalophus californianus, swimming in the clear blue water of Santa Barbara Island
California Golden Gorgonian
California golden gorgonian in 100+ foot of visiblity at John's outside on Santa Barbara Island
Torpedo Ray under the sun
Pacific electric ray,orpedo californica, swimming under the sun
Swimming Torpedo Ray
Torpedo Ray swimming at Dutch West Reef on San Nicholas Island
A pair of open white spotted rose anemone
Big California Golden Gorgonian
California Golden Gorgonian,Muricea californica, at Daytona Point on San Nicholas Island
Hermisenda crassicornis feeding on algae
The next generation
White Spotted Porostome, Doriopsilla albopunctata, laying eggs at 3 mile reef on San Nicholas Island
Close up of Urticina mcpeaki anemone
Juvenille Island Kelpfish
Juvenille Island Kelpfish at Santa Barbara Island
Group of Zonthiad Anemone
Zonthiad Anemones at Black Cavern site on Santa Barbara Island
Unknown species of crab feeding while perched on red gorgonian
Cup Coral among a group of Zonthiad Anemones