Took a few days off around the long weekend and had high hopes of getting in a couple days of whale-watching, diving, and was hoping to shoot some new sunset coastlines. And then reality (fog and wind) set in. Still managed to get out for a couple bumpy boat rides and a quick dip in the harbor - no keepers, but a few interesting shots. The last couple show a sequence of the carnivorous sea slug Navanax inermis chowing down on a poor little Flabellina trilineata.
Had the pleasure of visiting Bermuda for a few days this week, and managed to squeezed in a few dives with Dive Bermuda while I was here. I was pleasantly surprised by how healthy the reef was - lots of healthy corals and gorgonians. And the wrecks were pretty cool to see as well.
I get questions from time to time about what gear I normally shoot with. I'm a Nikon shooter, and most of my underwater shots are with the D200 or D800, and topside with the D800 or D850 more recently.
I'm packing up some stuff for a quick trip next week, so I figured I'd post a few shots of what this all looks like on land, and in-the-water.
After weeks of being sidelined with travel and bad weather, we managed to squeeze in a quick trip out in between early morning fog and afternoon winds. Was a pleasant surprise to run into a large pod of transient Orcas apparently feeding on a grey whale kill - the pod stayed for hours swimming around while feeding, and coming up to each of the boats to check things out.
Winter usually means 2 things for diving - crappy weather and cold, clean water. I've been able to sneak in a few dives over the last couple of wks in between storms and managed to get a few shots.
I found out there's a new thing - a Super Blue Blood moon. A super-moon is a full-moon that coincides with the moon's closest point to Earth in its orbit (so it's big). A blue moon is the second full-moon that falls into the same Gregorian calendar month. A blood moon is a full lunar eclipse (because of the reddish tint that the moon takes on while eclipsed).
Tonight, all three are occurring - I'm headed out for a night of shooting to see what I come up with.