When Whales Feed

This is the magical time of year in Monterey when humpback whales gorge themselves on sardines, anchovies and krill. These 45 foot long mammals need to eat around three tons of fish a day. They accomplish this by lunging through schools of fish with their giant mouths open. An incredible spectacle. Of course, because it’s …

Diving the Georgia Strait

I’ve completely fallen in love with diving in the cold waters of British Columbia. Yes, the visibility can be poor, the currents can be rough, and the water is … well … not warm! But the wildlife is spectacular. Where else can you get eye to eye with a giant pacific octopus, or lay on …

Monterey in Miniature

This weekend I concentrated on photographing the tiny things in Monterey. A 2 inch long Rainbow Nudibranch that looks like a tiny ocean fire; tiny bug-eyed fish that dart across the sand; and patches of miniature sea anemones. While these are all small creatures, they are extraordinary to watch and interact with. What a marvelous …

Monterey Bay Wildlife

Lately I’ve spent so much time below water that I had forgotten about the marvelous things that happen on the surface. Monterey gave me a great reminder today. Otter and sea gulls fighting over a crab, a visit from a black footed albatross, and the awe of being surrounded by over a dozen humpback whales …

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!

In a GIANT Octopus’ Garden

100 feet down, in the cold dark waters of British Columbia I came face to face with a giant. The Northern Pacific Giant Octopus is a creature of legend. With three hearts and a wingspan of up to 20 feet in length, they can sprint at 25 miles pet hour. Each of their hundreds of …

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?