Felimare californiensis Nudibranch
No longer than 10mm, this tiny nudibranch is rare in Southern California.
Yellowfin fringehead at Anacapa Island, California.
Amphipod on Kelp
Tiny amphipod on a blad of giant kelp. Super macro photo with the Nauticam SMC.
Super macro image near Redondo Beach, California.
A tiny skeleton shrimp clings to eelgrass at Veterns Park in Redondo Beach, California.
Catriona columbiana nudibranch
A tiny Catriona columbiana nudibranch in the detritus patch at Veterans Park.
Still nestled in their egg sacs, these market squid are just days from hatching.
You never know what you'll encounter at Vets Park - like this tiny isopod.
A pile of shells is all that remains of a large kelp crab at the entrance of the den of a two-spot octopus.
Rarely seen scythe butterfly fish at Catalina Island.
Not all sharks have big teeth.
Polycera hedgpethi on a market squid egg case at Catalina Island, California.
Rock Scallop Eyes
The eyes of a rock scallop
Juvenile garibaldi peeks out from its hiding place in the reef.
Small anemone on a kelp float.
A crevice kelpfish peeks out from its red algae hide-a-way.
Garibaldi, unafraid to approach divers who get too close to their nest.
Large male sheephead patrol their territories on the oil rigs. This guy was just begging to have his portrait taken.
A barnacle feeds in the currents flowing past the oil rigs.
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