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This is a fish watching me. He posed very shyly for the pic
By Robert Lourens
posted 03:59 CST Today (within the last hour)
Cyclichthys orbicularis   Rounded porcupinefish
By Andreas Zenker
posted 03:43 CST Today (within the last hour)
Lembeh strait   tiger shrimp in double exposure
By Massimo Giorgetta
posted 02:46 CST Today (1 hour ago)
The silkies surrounded our boat between dives  with the sun beautifully playing on their skin.
By Anne Hedlund
posted 01:37 CST Today (2 hours ago)
Skeleton Shrimp
By Julian Hsu
posted 00:22 CST Today (3 hours ago)
One of the many beautiful Bali Nudibranchs
By Boz Johnson
posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Underwater Photo Location: Chna Creek Vancouver Island

Underwater Photo Location: Chna Creek Vancouver Island

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A wonderful little campsite that has a beautiful shore dive that is full of critters year round.
Facts about Chna Creek Vancouver Island
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by Marc Damant
Hanging with friends On a safety stop just off shore some playful Stellar and Californian sea lions came out to play.

by Marc Damant
Decorated War Bonnet on eggs in a Boot Sponge. Taken on a Canon T2I in a Aquatica housing with a Canon 100mm Macro.

by Marc Damant
The Hunting Dragon A Giant Nudibranch with a successful hunt on a tube dwelling anemone.

by Marc Damant
All Eyes on Beauty! A nest of Kelp Greenling eggs just about to hatch surrounding a Feather Duster worm

by Marc Damant
Colour Testure Dignity Grunt Sculpin with extreme close up. I love all the colour and the many textures and contours.

by Marc Damant
Pacific Bay Pipefish This one seemed interested in the reflection of my port and allowed me to get very close to it (2-3 inches).

by Marc Damant
A Baby Long Fin Gunnel This little guy is only 1.5 inches long and sat still for a close up just long enough to show off his true colours

by Marc Damant
A rare day of amazing visability and clarity in the emerald waters of British Columbia Canada

by Marc Damant
The Spotted Ratfish comes into shallow waters in the summer to mate and if you are lucky they will pause to check themselves out in your port!

by Marc Damant
Runaway Red Octopus! This lovely little Pacific Red Octopus had enough of the lime light and decided to speed off. I really enjoy the blurr of following it while swimming. It only went 15-20ft then settled down again!

by Marc Damant
A tongue of flame! This Opalescent Nudibranch was just coming up from a 100ft wall climb and paused for a rest before continuing on looking for a mate or meal!

by Marc Damant
Aliens Everywhere! During the summer we get large congrigations of Moon Jellies. These groupings only last a couple weeks and sometimes we can see thousands during the course of a dive.

by Marc Damant
Staghorn Sculpin displaying!

by Marc Damant
A face only a mother could love! Canon 100mm macro and avery slow approach netted me this sole close up!

by Marc Damant
With the mass die off of Sea Stars off of the coast of north America it was great to see this sea flea perched on this healthy baby Sea Star! Canon 100mm macro with twin sea and sea 110 alpha strobes and +10 diopter!

by Marc Damant
After the die off of Starfish we have seen on the west coast of Canada it was encouraging to see them going strong in the Alberni Inlet. Tokina 10-17mm and twin sea and sea 110a strobes.

by Marc Damant
Dancer in the blue! A small fried egg jelly in the shallows swims thru the clear summer shallows!

by Marc Damant
All a Glow! The luminescence of a Cup Coral! With darkness beyond and the right light these tiny creatures can be stunning! Canon 100mm macro with +5 diopter in an Aquatica housing with twin Sea and Sea 110a strobes.

by Marc Damant
Delicate as a fan! Posing for a mate this uniquely colored Sailfin Sculpin was all spread out like a fine Japanese fan.

by Marc Damant
An Eye on you! The spectacular morphing, colour changing and intelligent eye of a Giant Pacific Octopus. This medium sized specimen (8-10 tip to arm tip) was out hunting and allowed us to sneak in with 100 macro and +10 diopter!

by Marc Damant
Decorated for War! A Decorated Warbonnet hunting in the night pauses while a Broke Back Shrimp crawls on its back!

by Marc Damant
Alien in Red and Gold! With a prawn on the hunt in the nite the refraction and light coming off them from side and front lighting is amazing!

by Marc Damant
Black Eyes a peepin.Pagurus armatus taken with Canon T2i in an Aquatica housing with 100mm macro and twin 110 Alpha strobes.

by Marc Damant
Peek a Boo!

by Marc Damant
16 arms of love! We found a pair of mating Giant Pacific Octopus and they were all arms! Taken with a Canon T2I in an Aquatica housing with a Tokina 10-17mm at 17mm and duel Sea and Sea 100a.

by Marc Damant
Sharky figures swim below! Hydrolagus colliei or Spotted Pacific Ratfish!

by Marc Damant
The Long Fin Gunnel is a voracious little hunter that can be seen zipping along the bottom checking every nook and cranny. This one paused long enough for an extreme close up.

by Marc Damant
On display! The Decorated Warbonnet!

by Marc Damant
A stubby squid in flight! A night dive brings an unexpected jewel. This brilliant squid floats thru the dark sea waiting for its next shrimp meal. Canon 100mm macro with dual sea and sea d1 strobes.

by Marc Damant
Janulous Fuscous a bright firework of colour in the Emerald seas of the Pacific Northwest!

by Marc Damant
A glowing close up of a Longfin Gunnel. 100mm macro on Canon T2I in an Aquatica housing with twin Sea and Sea D1's.

by Marc Damant
Intensity of concentration. Barely room to breathe up against a long sought after jewel the Pacific Stubby Squid 100mm macro with a +5 diopter.

by Marc Damant
A cold water assassin in loose sand the sculpin awaits its next meal. Canon T2i with 1oo mm macro and sea and sea ds1's from below to elongate the shadows!

by Marc Damant
Sometimes the change from young to old in a fish is drastic. The Wolf Eel starts out translucent and a long ribbon. Then settles down on the bottom to hunt this picture is of a Juvenile and it has bold colors and markings.

by Marc Damant
A Northern Ronquiel all alight in its breeding splendor!

by Marc Damant
A mouthful of Red Urchin. A young Wolf Eel eating one of its favorite foods.

by Marc Damant
Fried Egg Jellyfish hanging in the black depths of the Pacific Northwest.

by Marc Damant
All a Glow! An up-close of a Longfin Gunnel with a canon 100mm macro and +10 diopter.

by Marc Damant
An Egg Yolk Jelly with a cross Jelly in its stomach makes this tiny Jelly look like a shape shifter. With a body so translucent that it is hard to see at times it can be hard to know who is who when your stomach is full of a Jelly cousin.

by Marc Damant
Over the Moon! Diver checking out the view of a Moon Jelly rising up from the depths off Vancouver Island!

by Marc Damant
Peek a boo! A close up of a Ruby Red Octopus as it uses its arms to cover up. An amazing cephalopod full of texture and color.

by Marc Damant
A tiny broke back shrimp on a piece of bark. 100mm macro and +10 diopter.

by Marc Damant
A Sculpin in the fresh and salt water interchange makes for a dizzying view behind.

by Marc Damant
Northern Spearnose Poacher! 100mm Macro +5 Diopter I love the beard on these guys!

by Marc Damant
Decorated Warbonnet poised to strike.

by Marc Damant
Noerthern Ronquil!

by Marc Damant
A face only a mother could love. C-O sole 100mm macro +5 diopter. Vancouver Island Canada,

by Marc Damant
Snooted eye of a Ruby Red Octopus! 100mm Macro Canon T2I in an Aquatica Housing with twin Sea and Sea DS1's and plus 5 diopter.

by Marc Damant
Two tiny anenomes perched on a rock. Canon 100mm macro and twin sea and sea ds1's.

by Mario Robillard
Little barge in the green water

by Mario Robillard
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