Bottlenose Dolphin swims off the island of Roataan in the Caribbean.
Bottlenose Dolphin is curious about a starfish off the island of Roataan in the Caribbean.
A Bottlenose Dolphin skids to a stop, "kicking" up sand in the process.
French Grunts schooling in the Bahamas, Caribbean.
Red-band Parrotfish in territorial dispute, or for the sentimental among you, kissing.
A Nassau Grouper who followed me around the entire dive, decides to "yawn". This was photographed off Grand Caymen Island in the Caribbean.
A Green Sea Turtle photographed in Kona, Hawaii.
A Green Sea Turtle glides by underwater in the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador.
A Caribbean Reef Shark shows his underside underwater near the Bahamas in the Caribbean. Note the fishing hook on the right side ofhis mouth.
A Slipper Lobster blends nicely on a tropical reef in the Turks and Caicos, Caribbean.
A Honeycomb Cow Fish pauses near coral in the Turks & Caicos / Caribbean
Southern Stingray photographed in the Turks and Caicos.
A Southern Stingray glides by off the Turks and Caicos.
Southern Stingrays coming and going off the Turks and Caicos.
A Crinoid growing on Red Whip Coral is at the foreground of this Indo-Pacific reef scenic in Palau, Micronesia.
A Crinoid clings to Red Whip Coral in the waters off Palau, Micronesia
After failing to shake the photographer by mimicking a coral branch, this Trumpetfish tried to camouflage himself by hovering above a larger fish. Photo taken in the Turks and Caicos, Caribbean.
This Rock Beauty cruises the reef off the Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean. His buddy is in a crevasse on the right. Rock Beautys are in the Angelfish family.
A Sailfin Sculpin is photographed on a night dive in the San Juan Islands. Up to 8" long, this nocturnal sculpin ranges from parts of Southern California up to St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.
A Basket Star unfurls it's arms to feed in the current in the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest.
A Tiger Rockfish is centered amidst Strawberry Anemones off Quadra Island / BC / Canada.
A curious Tiger Rockfish checks me out. I was diving up off Quadra Island in British Columbia / Canada.
A Decorated Warbonnet peers out from his den. This eel shaped littlefish only gets up to 16" long and is a real prize for the stalking underwater photographer. They are found in the cold waters of Northern California thru the Bering Sea.
A Giant Pacific Octopus rests in Puget Sound / Washington.
A young male Wolf Eel greets me from his den in the San Juan Islands / Puget Sound / Washington. The males with their bulbous pale heads remind me of the vintage toy Mr. Potato Head.
A male and female Wolf Eel hanging out off Vancouver Island / BC / Canada. An orange tunicate in the background looks like a little "campfire" for their den area....Wolf Eels who have been fed sea urchins by divers become quite tame coming out to greet them and allowing themselves to be handled and stroked.
A female Wolf Eel cruises over Strawberry Anemones off Quadra Island in BC Canada. The Wolf Eel is not related to other eels, but is a fish, one of five species in the "wolf fish" family. Reaching 8 feet in length, they den in caves and crevasses from Alaska to California.Their powerful jaws easily crush sea urchins, crabs, and assorted shellfish.
Spawning Sockeye Salmon line up in a creek off the Adams Riverin British Columbia. It proved a great birthday trip for me in mid October!
This male sockeye Salmon sports a gorgeous red color and an oversize elongated jaw during spawning season in October. I photographed him in the Adams River up in British Columbia.