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Fun with Underwater Composite Images

I shared a photoshop composite a few months ago, pasting a sloppily-cut bat ray onto a nice kelp forest photo. I did it as a joke, but the image became really popular in a Facebook underwater photo group. Sweet! Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, where I spent 21 minutes putting together a couple new composites as…



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El Niño Dawn Patrol at El Porto

Dawn distills dreariness from the evening’s post-work daze, erasing thick thoughts from the sacred fog bank that brings vivid dreams even to the sleeping folks on full moon nights. That first step outside the car is free – it’s refreshing, it’s the crisp salty air filling lungs as your spine warms up while pivoting around on feet inactive aside from…



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Anilao Above the Water

  Underwater photographers know Anilao (Mabini, Philippines) for the incredible macro critters. Travelers… well, they probably don’t know Anilao at all, instead migrating to places like El Nido or Boracay. So it makes sense that most talk of Anilao is about nudibranchs, blue-ringed octopus, supermacro, pipefish, diopters, cryptic shrimp, snoots, frogfish, crinoids, and general topics…



Scuba Diving in La Paz

Scuba Diving La Paz

The Sea of Cortez is a magical place. A place where a diverse desert meets warm aqua water. A place where the silence is met by the black shadow of a sea gull chasing the pure white bird across the water, where the whispers of shaman taunt you in the warm breeze. Boat rides to dive sites…