Inquisitive sub-adult male Stellar Sea lion. Helicopter Rock, near Race Rocks British Columbia
The stare of a Giant Pacific Octopus.
One of the most colourful sea slugs found in the Pacific Northwest. Deep Cove, Saanich British Columbia.
This little boat must have had a storied past but now rests on the bottom of Alberni Inlet creating a home a variety of sea life. Port Alberni, British Columbia.
An old term for Giant Pacific Octopus was devil fish. This this octo was far from a devil. We spent the better part of an hour dancing with this inquisitive little guy. Blueback Bay, Nanoose British Columbia.
Large clusters of Strawberry Anemones carpet the sea floor all around Quadra Island, giving the sea scape a vibrant pink hue. Steep Island, British Columbia.
Peering out from behind some pink soft coral is one of the more exotic members of the Sculpin family living in the Pacific Northwest. Browning Wall, Port Hardy British Columbia.
Back lit by the morning sun a large Fried Egg Jelly floats through the emerald water of the inlet. Mackenzie Byte, Saanich Inlet British Columbia.
Swimming through the pillowy garden filled with ancient glass sponges. Sananus Island, Saanich British Columbia.
A Long-nosed Decorator Crag acts as a host for a variety of colourful organisms. Giving the crab camouflage on the reef and a home for the hangers on. Snowball, Browning Wall British Columbia.
Orange Sea pens dance in the current collecting microscopic food. Clover Point, Victoria British Columbia.
This tiny decorator crab hides among the pink soft coral polyps. Mini Wall, Browning Pass British Columbia.
One of the many Basketstars that inhabit the turbulent water around Race Rocks. West Race Island, Race Rock British Columbia.
Cloud Sponge garden inhabiting the pinnacle just off of Christmas Point in Saanich Inlet.
A large Giant Pacific Octopus out for a stroll. Baeria Rocks Ecological Reserve, British Columbia.
A sub adult male Stellar Sea lion dive bombing in the shallow water around Race Rocks. Helicopter Island, Race Rocks British Columbia.
Many of the colourful inhabitants, including a Leather star and Plumose Anemones cover the wall of Race Rocks. West Race Island, Race Rocks British Columbia.
This is one of the most common species of nudibranch found in the Pacific Northwest. Snowball, Browning Pass, British Columbia.
A large Fried-egg Jelly pulses though the illumated green water in search of food. Henderson Point, Saanich British Columbia.
An image is worth a thousand lives. The living embodiment of what exists on Browning Wall. From waters edge to the deepest depths. Life explodes on this wall. Browning Pass British Columbia.
Leaving the rugged coast, descending down a sheer cliff covered in life. This is only the beginning of the adventure. Banana Tree, Browning Pass British Columbia.
This very colourful little fish inhabits shallow reefs and rocks all along the coast. West Bedford Island British Columbia.
A large bull male Stellar Sea lion saying hello as we approach his island and his territory. Jimmy John Island British Columbia.
These Hooded Nudibranch congrage to breed and feed ever fall in the same location every year. Husser Bay, Browning Pass British Columbia.
Two large Painted Anemones sharing a meal of Lions mane Jelly. Raza Island British Columbia.
Nothing better then a young Stellar Sea lion with its nose on your port. Helicopter Rock, Race Rocks British Columbia.
The ornate colouration and green pigments in the eye of an adult Red Irish Lord. Tyee Bay, Nanoose British Columbia.
The pure joy of swimming through a sun light kelp forest is a magical experience. Cadboro Bay, Victoria British Columbia.
One of the more highly sought after shrimp species to photograph in the Pacific Northwest due to their brilliant colouration. Ogden Point, Victoria British Columbia.
The playful antics of juvenile Stellar Sea lions. So much fun! South Race, Race Rocks British Columbia.
The face and fire of a Painfin Midshipman. The unique marine fish that sings for its mate.