Underwater

2015 Hudson Bay Expedition – End of the Trail

Canada, Manitoba, Churchill, Underwater view of young Beluga Whale calf swimming with mother and pod near mouth of Hudson Bay

At the end of it all, I’m back where I started. Four summers ago, I loaded up the truck with 500 pounds of gear and set off for Hudson Bay, hoping to photograph the beluga whales here in Churchill, and maybe see a polar bear or two. More than two weeks of bashing myself stupid […]


Frozen Strait, Nunavut Territory, Canada

Underwater View of Walrus, Hudson Bay, Nunavut, Canada

Underwater view of male Walrus swimming in Frozen Strait, near the arctic circle in Canada’s Nunavut Territory. Photographed August 6, 2013 with a Canon 7D camera and 8-15mm f/4 lens at 1/640 f/6.3, housed in an AquaTech underwater housing. One day I was driving my 22-foot C-Dory through open water near the arctic circle, wondering […]


Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA

Underwater View of Green Sea Turtle , Hawaii

Underwater view of small endangered Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming with Remora Eel in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Photographed March 2, 2008 using a Canon 1D III and 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. Exposure 1/250 at f/4.5. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada

Steller's Sea Lion Underwater, British Columbia, Canada

Underwater view of a young Steller’s Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) opening its jaws while playing on the ocean floor on a winter morning. Photographed January 19, 2009 using a Canon EOS-1Ds and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens and a Seacam underwater housing and Inon flashes. Exposure 1/125 at f/8 and ISO 320. Purchase Fine Art Print | […]


South Georgia Island, Antarctica

King Penguins Swimming Underwater, South Georgia Island, Antarctica

King Penguins swimming underwater near Right Whale Bay on South Georgia Island. Photographed March 11, 2006 with Canon EOS 1Ds and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens using a Seacam underwater housing. Exposure 1/320 at f/5.0 with ISO 200. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Svalbard, Norway

Walrus, Svalbard, Norway

Two walrus swimming in shallows along Spitsbergen Island in arctic Norway. Photographed July 18, 2011 with Canon EOS 1D IV and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens using a SPL Waterhousings underwater housing. Exposure 1/200 at f/3.2 with ISO 800. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Svalbard, Norway

Underwater Walrus, Svalbard, Norway

      Winner of the Underwater World division of  2011 BBC Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Photographed July 29, 2008 in Tiholmane Islands with a Canon EOS-1Ds II camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens at 1/160 and f/6.3. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Katmai National Park, Alaska

Underwater Brown Bear, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Underwater view of Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos) swimming after spawning salmon in Katmai National Park on summer day. Photographed August 23, 2010 with Canon 1Ds III and 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens using an underwater housing and remote release. Runner-up: Underwater World at 2011 BBC Veilia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Purchase Fine Art Print […]


Yasha Island, Alaska

Steller's Sea Lion Underwater, Alaska

Even before the cold water started to settle around my crotch, I knew this was a bad idea. I’d been trying to photograph Steller’s Sea Lions swimming underwater for the better part of a day, and it was slow going. The novelty of a boat bobbing on its anchor a mile from their haul out […]


Freshwater Bay, Alaska

Jellyfish, Alaska

I came for the whales. I stayed for the jellyfish. There have been days when the whales have gone wandering, the sea lions scattered and the eagles elusive. But during the short Alaska summer, life abounds below the ocean surface as well. While sheltering in a small bay from the afternoon winds that turn Chatham […]


Disko Bay, Greenland

Icebergs, Disko Bay, Greenland

Underwater image of icebergs floating near face of glaciers in Jakobshavn Isfjord on summer afternoon. Photographed June 16, 2010 with a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure 1/250 second at f/18 Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada

Scuba Diver and Sea Lion, British Columbia, Canada

There’s a sea lion attached to my head, biting down just hard enough to get my undivided attention. Swarmed by a gang of adolescent pinniped delinquents, I feel like the new guy on his first day in prison. We’re out on our first day diving with Rob and Amanda off Hornby Island, a small speck […]


Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Pacific Sea Turtle, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Some places on this earth offer the perfect answer to my vanishingly short attention span. I find myself sitting in front of the computer, doing something ostensibly useful when some random synapse fires and I feel the need to flee the office, the state, the country. If Africa’s too far, China’s too confusing and Europe is […]


Cayman Islands

Hawksbill Turtle, Cayman Islands

Underwater view of Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) swimming above coral reef near Bloody Bay Wall. Photographed April 26, 2007 with a Canon EOS-1Ds camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens with a Seacam underwater housing. Exposure 1/125 second at f/8. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Zanzibar, Tanzania

Bottlenose Dolphins, Matemwe Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa

Underwater view of school of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) swimming in Indian Ocean at Matemwe Bay. Photographed November 28, 2005 with a Canon EOS-1Ds II camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens with a Seacam underwater housing. Exposure 1/125 second at f/7.1. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image