Here are a few images taken by my friend and photographer Ron Nicolaysen. As you can see below, during the week of diving around the seal … Continue reading Sea Lions Playing with Divers
My first dive in Egypt and in the Red Sea was spectacular! I arrived to Egypt with a lengthy list of creatures I wanted to observe underwater while scuba diving. In order to accomplish my goals, I contacted my friend … Continue reading Scuba Diving with Egyptian Dugongs
Dwells in coral reefs Widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific Hunts small fish and mobile invertebrates Uses its large fins to corner prey Venomous Mature lionfish can spawn … Continue reading Wildlife Wednesday : Lionfish
Move arrows in the middle to compare black & white and color photo. More images and videos to follow from the Maldives expedition. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday : Scuba Diver
There are over 800 species of hermit crabs divided into two groups – marine and land. Most underwater hermit crabs require shelter produced by other organisms … Continue reading Wildlife Wednesday : Hermit Crab
A few days ago around 11am, the staff at Six Senses Resort notified us the sea turtles were emerging from the sand and heading to the Indian Ocean. The biologists & staff contained the turtles on the beach for a … Continue reading Turtle Hatchlings – Laamu, Maldives
Category: Sponges Phylum: Porifera Class: Demospongiae Family: Chalinidae Species: Nara Location: Laamu, Maldives (House Reef of Six Senses, Laamu) Underwater camera set-up: Panasonic GH5 and Nauticam … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday : Sponge
Many translucent creatures thrive in the nutrient-rich waters of Mexico. Here is a sample of underwater life from dives sites in Cabo Pulmo and Gordon Banks. There was a lot of plankton in the water allowing marine creatures to openly … Continue reading Wildlife Wednesday : Translucent Creatures
Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza … Continue reading Happy Cinco de Mayo!
The banded guitarfish, mottled guitarfish, prickly skate or striped guitarfish (Zapteryx exasperata) is a species of fish in the Rhinobatidae family found from shallow water to a depth of 660 ft. in the East Pacific from California, United States, to Mazatlan, … Continue reading Wildlife Wednesday : Banded Guitarfish
Today is great day to celebrate one of the smartest and beloved creatures in the ocean. There are over 40 species of dolphins inhabiting nearly all … Continue reading Happy World Dolphin Day!
Spotted this Pacific Seahorse (Hippocampus ingens) on a dive at Land’s End Arch in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I captured this images with a Panasonic GH5. … Continue reading Wildlife Wednesday : Seahorse
Every time I plan a dive trip to the Caribbean side of Mexico, I struggle making the decision on which side I should use as a base. Depending on the time of year, each side offers compelling elements. The Cozumel … Continue reading Scuba Diving between Cozumel and Playa de Carmen
It has been estimated that Jellyfish have been around for millions of years. Jellyfish are found all over the world in both cold and warm, deep … Continue reading Wildlife Wednesday : Jellyfish
This images was captured in the Philippines. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday : Sea Anemone
Morays Eels constantly open and close their mouths, a behavior that is often perceived as a threat, but the action simply moves water through their gills … Continue reading Wildlife Wednesday : Moray Eel