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Snowflake Eel


Mauna Kea beach was choppy with poor visibility on this day, but in a raised coral bed in shallow water, I saw this “pretty.”

Craters of the Moon


The first “official” photo taken by DH thru his new Orion telescop

Yellowfin Surgeonfish

Yellowfin Surgeonfish

I swam over an arch from the backside, surprising these guys who were “sunning” themselves just outside the cave I had just swum over

Coral-imitating Octopus


This guy (?girl) tried to imitate the surrounding coral, but chickened out when I got too close, and bolted back under cover… PICT0279 from c h on Vimeo.



I’ve seen lots of these little fellas, but never one with this color configuration: blackspotted body with white dorsum with a patch of black dots. Seen at Richardson Beach, 3/30/15



My, what big teeth you have!