March 2, 2015

Gray Whale Roger Uzun

Baja California Sur, Mexico
Guerrero Negro

Gray Whale
Eschrichtius robustus

Aerial shot taken with a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quadcopter from about 150' altitude, with a permit from the park to fly it in presence of park officials

Sargassum horneri John Bibb

Catalina Island
Frontside West End
30 feet

The invasive species Sargassum horneri (foreground)

Nikon D800
Nauticam housing
Sigma 15mm lens
f/14, 1/100, ISO 250

Simnia Mark Pidcoe

La Jolla Shores
Secret Garden
93 feet

Delonovolva aequalis

on a Red Gorgonian
Lophogorgia chilensis

Camera Olympus E-PM1
3 Intova ISS 4000 strobes

Giant Keyhole Limpet Vanessa Homyak

La Jolla Shores
Secret Garden
116 feet

Giant Keyhole Limpet
Megathura crenulata

iPhone 5

Vermilion Rockfish Heather Lippert

La Jolla Shores
Secret Garden
110 feet

Vermilion Rockfish
Sebastes miniatus

Nikon S1
Dual strobes

Bulla gouldiana Weiwei Gao

La Jolla Shores
South of Vallecitos Point
55 feet

Gould's Bubble Snail
Bulla gouldiana

Canon Elph 300

Spotted Kelpfish Gayle Van Leer

La Jolla Shores
60 feet

Spotted Kelpfish
Gibbonsia elegans

Sony DSC-RX100
Nauticam housing
Beneath The Surface frame/tray with flex arms
Continuous lighting with two Sola lights