Diving with Aquanaughts

Last week I felt as if I was diving with giants. While I’m not new to diving, I am new to technical diving and underwater photography. Many of the team on last week’s trip to God’s Pocket in northern British Columbia had logged over 1000 dives. If you don’t mind the cold and a bit …

Underwater Landscapes

Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. It stands to reason that some of the world’s great landscape scenes are underwater as well. This is certainly the case in the Pacific North West! Canyons, trees, ridges, sheer cliffs, gentle slopes. Everything you would want in a hike!

Article in Silicon Valley Magazine

The current issue of Silicon Valley Magazine has an article on my work in Kenya. While I usually prefer to stay behind the camera, this was a great opportunity to highlight the work The Kilgoris Project is doing in Western Kenya. My thanks goes out to the TKP staff, board, and volunteers for all of …

Back to Monterey Bay

While the rest of America was watching the Superbowl, I took the opportunity to have Monterey Bay pretty much to myself. Visibility was fantastic and the marine life is second to none. Kelp forests, plentiful fish, anemones, perfect weather, and noone else around! What more could you ask for?

Pilgrimage to Lalibela: Stepping back 1000 years

Northern Ethiopia has been a stronghold for the Christian faith since 330AD – nearly 1700 years of faithful practice and tradition. One of the highlights of Ethiopia’s year is the annual Christmas celebration in Lalibela. Built in the 12th century as an alternate pilgrimage site to Jerusalem, Lalibela centers around 11 stone churches that have …

Happy New Year – and a recap of 2014

Here’s a final image from 2014. This has been an epic year. Leopards in Sri Lanka, sharks in Cape Town, a lion attacking a hippo in Kenya, photographing from a helicopter above the Okavango Delta, and a new challenge of learning to dive underwater. Just fabulous – I feel lucky to be alive. Looking forward …

Happy Fish!

There is something about fish that makes them look happy. The big lips, the constant look of surprise, the general sense of “I’m just hanging out”. I can’t think of anything more peaceful than diving in 80 degree water surrounded by reef fish. Just fantastic. And then, there are the “underwater creepy things”. On dry …

Many, Many, Cups of Tea

I spent much of my summer in Kilgoris, a Maasai village in western Kenya. I can’t even begin to count the number of cups of tea I drank. Strange as it may seem, the myriad cups of tea were the highlight of the trip. Some cups of tea helped first time visitors to Kilgoris understand …