Jelly Fish Soup!

The amazing and beautiful jellyfish is one of the more photogenic critters in the ocean.  It is really lovely to behold, until it stings you on the lip.  I find it surprising that I can be completely covered in neoprene except for my mouth, and the jelly fish can find that one bare spot to sting.  Luckily, it isn’t so potent that it affects my dive, except that I move deeper to get out of the jellyfish soup.


There are other beautiful pelagic floaties in the soup as well. This one was decorated with iridescent lights and beautiful innards and no stinging involved here!



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Happy 2015! “Out with the old, in with the new!” (Or Not)

Sometimes revisiting old photographs pays off.  I was browsing through some imagess I took on the Great Barrier Reef in the Fall of 2013 when I came across these photographs.  It is interesting to note that I dismissed them earlier because I was looking for specific shots when I first went through post processing.  Now I don’t have any preconceived notions about what I wanted from these images, and I was able to view them with a fresh perspective.

A curious anemone fish defends her home

A curious anemone fish defends her home

The colors of this anemone fish and the anemone it inhabits are so complimentary.  Mother nature has impeccable taste.


The Great Barrier Reef is beautiful both above and below the water.


It is amazing how brilliant the colors of the reef are when you shine a little light on them.  I wonder if the fish realize how beautiful their home is?


Here a diver swims through a deep crevice.



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