The first camera I ever brought underwater was a 3MP Olympus C-3040Z in 2002, mostly because Light and Motion made a housing for it. Over the next couple of years, I upgraded to the C-4100Z, then to a C-5050Z before making the leap to a Nikon D100 DSLR in 2004. I recently came across some […]
The Hawaiian Whitespotted Toby (Canthigaster jactator) is one of our more common reef fish. They’re so small and plentiful, they tend be be ignored, but when I can get them to pose for me in macro, I’m reminded how pretty they can be.
My wife got a new Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS with an underwater housing, so we just had to try it out. It wasn’t the best day for beach diving on Maui, but we went anyway and made the best of it. I cracked a smile underwater thinking back to our California diving days, when we would have […]
I made this plea on Earth Day in 2009, when this photo won the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s World Ocean Day Photo Contest that year, and thought I’d pitch it again today, on Earth Day. A good plea never gets tired. The photo above is of a Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), an endangered species, being […]
Longfin Anthias (Pseudanthias hawaiiensis), Garden Eel Cove. My wife and I went on a scuba diving vacation in Kona a couple of months ago. We used to do this kind of thing at least once a year, but recently, life has gotten in the way and we haven’t been able to find the opportunity as […]