Tag: sea

I’d Travel All the Way Here for the Anemones

I love the sea, I love the fish, but I’d go on an entire dive trip just to watch the anemones slowly wave in the current.

I’d Travel All the Way Here for the Soft Coral


Nudi!

I love nudibranchs. Very tiny, hard to find, hard to photograph, and full of so many crazy colors when you get the photo right. I could spend a whole dive getting a good shot but normally have to move one after taking a few pics. Some would call this a sea slug, but I think the proper name for this one, Dermatobranchus Ornatus, rolls of the tongue much better!

Nudi!


Richelieu Rock

One of my best dives in Thailand was at Richelieu Rock. This reef has a crazy amount of life, both fish and corals, and in this spot they all swirl together to make a very busy but very intricate pattern. The rock itself barely sticks out of the water, and is pretty far from other islands. This isolation must make it a safe place for all this life to exist.

Richelieu Rock


Through the Rock to the Beach

I’m fresh back from Mallorca and started digging through my many many pics. This was early in our trip, and was advertised as a quick walk to a nice beach. After a few minutes of walking we learned there were a couple interesting tunnels to go through before getting the the beach right around the corner which made for unique photo op!

Through the Rock to the Beach


Look but Don’t Touch

This close up underwater shot is of a bearded fireworm. They have amazingly detailed bodies, but all of those little white bristles will sting, so don’t touch!

Look but Don't Touch


Patience is a Virtue

You might look at this photo and see some interesting basalt sea stacks and a beautiful black sand beach. What I see is waiting and waiting and waiting, an extreme exercise in patience as I waited for the moment when no one else was standing or climbing on these rocks. It paid off, and I’m glad I didn’t have to decide if I should photoshop people out of the shot or not!

Patience is a Virtue


Water on the Moon

I didn’t really discover water on the moon, but if there was the Salton Sea is what it would look like. The ground is dry and dusty, no one else is around and it is smelly. Is the moon smelly? Probably not, but I digress. I stopped the car only a few times in our drive through this area, hopped out for a quick photo of this interesting place and then was quick to get on our way.

Water on the Moon


Humpback Whales and Friends

I didn’t come here to watch whales, they showed up just like I did. I saw one come out of the water near Pacifica, and thought that might be the only one I saw. After a few minutes I realized there were at least four very close to shore and easy to see. They kept popping up to catch fish, which attracted a ton of birds to pick up the scraps. I could figure out where the whales were going next just by watching the birds.

Humpback Whales and Friends

Humpback Whales and Friends


Umm, Can I Help You?

After spending all day kayaking a safe (for them) distance from many sea otters, this guy had a unique expression on his face. I think he looks like he wants to know what is up with me instead of the other way around.

Umm, Can I help You?


Tulum

Ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum looking out at the Caribbean Sea.




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