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Spinner dolphins play with floating material. The dolphin in the rear is especially talented with one leaf on his pectoral fin and one balanced on his nose. Shot off the Kona Coast.
By Don Bruschera
posted Wednesday, May 21, 2008
28 votes

The Galapagos Islands offer many photographic opportunities.
By Don Bruschera
posted Monday, May 26, 2008
26 votes

Marine mammals are always a challenge to photograph.  Shot topside from a boat, in this photo a sea otter female shares a crab with her pup.
By Don Bruschera
posted Wednesday, October 8, 2008
23 votes

Spinner dolphins rest and play in the quiet bays of the Kona coast, Hawaii.
By Don Bruschera
posted Thursday, June 7, 2007
22 votes

Part of the Galapagos adventure is snorkeling with penguins. This shot was taken with an underwater camera at the surface. The birds are easier to approach when they are out of the water and looking down at you.
By Don Bruschera
posted Sunday, July 13, 2008
19 votes

Young male elephant seals during molting season are having a discussion over space. Elephant seals spend 80% of their lives at sea. They come out of the water to breed, give birth and molt.
By Don Bruschera
posted Friday, June 27, 2008
18 votes

Space is tight! California Sea Lions crowd a dock in the harbor at Moss Beach, California Coast.
By Don Bruschera
posted Wednesday, October 15, 2008
17 votes

Shot this in the Galapagos near the surface. Didn't expect to see angelfish exhibit this schooling behavior
By Don Bruschera
posted Monday, June 9, 2008
14 votes

Watched this California Sea Otter dive repeatedly. He finally surfaced with a  big juicy clam. Shot in the harbor at Moss Landing, California.
By Don Bruschera
posted Wednesday, December 3, 2008
14 votes

Orcas in Argentina have learned the tactic of beaching themselves in pursuit of sea lion pups. This shot was taken at Punta Norte, Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia.
By Don Bruschera
posted Saturday, April 22, 2006
8 votes
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Harbor seal enjoys the winter sun, resting after a night ... by Don Bruschera
Harbor seal enjoys the winter sun, resting after a night of foraging in Monterey Bay. Photo taken in Elkhorn slough, California.
7 Votes
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Watched this California Sea Otter dive repeatedly. He fin... by Don Bruschera
Watched this California Sea Otter dive repeatedly. He finally surfaced with a big juicy clam. Shot in the harbor at Moss Landing, California.
14 Votes
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Space is tight! California Sea Lions crowd a dock in the ... by Don Bruschera
Space is tight! California Sea Lions crowd a dock in the harbor at Moss Beach, California Coast.
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17 Votes
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Marine mammals are always a challenge to photograph.  Sho... by Don Bruschera
Marine mammals are always a challenge to photograph. Shot topside from a boat, in this photo a sea otter female shares a crab with her pup.
23 Votes
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Part of the Galapagos adventure is snorkeling with pengui... by Don Bruschera
Part of the Galapagos adventure is snorkeling with penguins. This shot was taken with an underwater camera at the surface. The birds are easier to approach when they are out of the water and looking down at you.
19 Votes
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Young male elephant seals during molting season are havin... by Don Bruschera
Young male elephant seals during molting season are having a discussion over space. Elephant seals spend 80% of their lives at sea. They come out of the water to breed, give birth and molt.
18 Votes
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Shot this in the Galapagos near the surface. Didn't expec... by Don Bruschera
Shot this in the Galapagos near the surface. Didn't expect to see angelfish exhibit this schooling behavior
14 Votes
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The Galapagos Islands offer many photographic opportuniti... by Don Bruschera
The Galapagos Islands offer many photographic opportunities.
26 Votes
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Spinner dolphins play with floating material. The dolphin... by Don Bruschera
Spinner dolphins play with floating material. The dolphin in the rear is especially talented with one leaf on his pectoral fin and one balanced on his nose. Shot off the Kona Coast.
28 Votes
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Elephant seals get amorous. Taken at Ano Neuvo State Beac... by Don Bruschera
Elephant seals get amorous. Taken at Ano Neuvo State Beach, California.
6 Votes
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An Osprey fishes the coastline at Drakes Bay, Point Reyes... by Don Bruschera
An Osprey fishes the coastline at Drakes Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore, California. Bird photography is a different ballgame but hey, there's a fish in the photo.
4 Votes
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Spinner dolphins rest and play in the quiet bays of the K... by Don Bruschera
Spinner dolphins rest and play in the quiet bays of the Kona coast, Hawaii.
22 Votes
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During the Australian winter Minke whales congregate near... by Don Bruschera
During the Australian winter Minke whales congregate near the far northern Great Barrier Reef. This animal displays unusual behavior-checking out snorkelers upside down.
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Minke whale-Up close and personal. Taken near ribbon reef... by Don Bruschera
Minke whale-Up close and personal. Taken near ribbon reef #10, The Great Barier Reef.
6 Votes
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Spotted scorpionfish. Shot in shallow water. Only a sligh... by Don Bruschera
Spotted scorpionfish. Shot in shallow water. Only a slight movement gave this guy away.
2 Votes
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Seconds before impact, an Orca attacks a sea lion pup at ... by Don Bruschera
Seconds before impact, an Orca attacks a sea lion pup at the shoreline. This shot was taken in Patagonia at Punta Norte, Argentina.
4 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 29, 2006
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
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Orcas in Argentina have learned the tactic of beaching th... by Don Bruschera
Orcas in Argentina have learned the tactic of beaching themselves in pursuit of sea lion pups. This shot was taken at Punta Norte, Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia.

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Chomp! Chomp! mind you toes when taking this one Don...
8 Votes
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Shot snorkeling on 'second reef'- Lady Elliot Island, Aus... by Don Bruschera
Shot snorkeling on 'second reef'- Lady Elliot Island, Australia.
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 12, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
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Great light and texture. Pin cushion starfish- Mounu Isla... by Don Bruschera
Great light and texture. Pin cushion starfish- Mounu Island, Tonga
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date posted posted: Friday, October 14, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
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Female humpback and calf, shot snorneling in Vava'u, King... by Don Bruschera
Female humpback and calf, shot snorneling in Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
1 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 24, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
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Dive boat shot from inside the wreck of the Saponna, Bimini by Don Bruschera
Dive boat shot from inside the wreck of the Saponna, Bimini
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, June 13, 2005
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
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Lion fish-shot snorkeling with late afternoon light. Isle... by Don Bruschera
Lion fish-shot snorkeling with late afternoon light. Isle St. Marie, Madagascar
1 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
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Spinner dolphins taken in La Perouse Bay, Maui. Dolphin i... by Don Bruschera
Spinner dolphins taken in La Perouse Bay, Maui. Dolphin in foreground is playing with the seaweed on his flipper. Shot snorkeling.
1 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, March 18, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
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A group of Atlantic spotted Dolphins off of Bimini by Don Bruschera
A group of Atlantic spotted Dolphins off of Bimini
2 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2005
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
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Curious angelfish. Shot free-diving with Olympus 750 and ... by Don Bruschera
Curious angelfish. Shot free-diving with Olympus 750 and PT-018 housing. Shot was taken near Bimini, the Bahamas.
4 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 17, 2005
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Green turtle taken off Lady Elliot Island, Australia by Don Bruschera
Green turtle taken off Lady Elliot Island, Australia
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date posted posted: Friday, April 2, 2004
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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These are wild long-beaked spiiner dolphins. The shot was... by Don Bruschera
These are wild long-beaked spiiner dolphins. The shot was taken snorkeling in a small bay on the Kona side of the big island of Hawaii. I used an Olympus 750 digital camera with an Olympus underwater housing.
4 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2004
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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