No amount of preparation quite prepares you for the experience of being in the water with a whale shark. As the world’s largest fish, the sheer size of these ‘gentle giants’ as they pass by is a thrill that’s hard to describe. Seeing the outline of a huge shark approaching (even though they’re plankton feeders) gives the caveman brain a jolt of adrenaline – maybe ... Read More

Of all the wildlife photography trips I’ve experienced, the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra were among the most incredible. It was the first time I had ever seen one of the great ape species outside of a zoo, just the experience of trekking in the Borneo and Sumatran jungles was amazing. When we finally saw our first orangutan, the feeling of being in the presence ... Read More

Mantas are believed to be the most intelligent of all the elasmobranch species – and one of my favorite wildlife for underwater photography. You never quite know what you’re going to get during an interaction with mantas – sometimes they’re shy, passing by just out of reach of your lens, sometimes they come near, playfully spinning below the surface. The manta photos in this gallery ... Read More

What if the dinosaurs aren’t really extinct? Standing on a deserted beach as a huge komodo dragon sprinted the full 500-meter stretch of sand, it’s a question that seems pretty relevant at the time. It’s fanged jaws dripping with murderous poison and hyperseptic bacteria, this last remaining species of dinosaur had every intention of having one of our group for dinner. We were on the ... Read More

I was a water kid when I was growing up.I spent every summer vacation swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, and fishing. Actually not that much has changed in the past 30+ years with the exception that I now go diving and surfing more than waterskiing.Oceans, rivers, and coral reefs have always fascinated me. When I was assigned to work at the top marine biology lab in the ... Read More

This gallery is for all the ‘Finding Nemo’ fans out there! I’ve been taking underwater photos of clownfish for more than ten years, so this is a collection of my favorites – hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed meeting all these friendly fishies. Most photos are of the Ocellaris (or common) clownfish variety, but you’ll also find pink anemonefish, skunk clownfish, tomato ... Read More