This weekend, I participated in the Monterey Shootout, an underwater photography competition that brought tons of talented divers out to shoot the colorful marine fauna of Monterey Bay. I had a great time scuba diving, but was really pleasantly surprised at what I was able to capture while free diving. Most of the wide angle … Continue reading Monterey Shootout 2017
Had so much fun working with these intelligent, beautiful, & strong females to showcase Katherine Terrell's Jeux de Vagues swimwear, made of recycled plastic. Her slogan is "Hot Bikinis for a Hot Planet". Here's a description of her mission, taken from her website jeuxdevagues.com : "Jeux De Vagues was created by Katherine Terrell: Designer, surfer, … Continue reading Jeux de Vagues’ eco-friendly bikinis for a warming planet.
Here's a video I put together to summarize one of the best weeks of my life. I was so happy to share California's kelp forests & wild islands with one of my best friends, Jacey, a fellow mermaid and marine biologist. We had incredible encounters with bottlenose & common dolphins, ocean sunfishes (Mola mola), giant … Continue reading A love letter to California’s underwater ecosystems
Our trip took us as far North as Coral Bay (23.1447° S, 113.7764° E) and as far south as Bremer Bay (34.3940° S, 119.3760° E). We spent 8 nights staying with relatives in Perth and Albany, and a total of 15 nights camping in a troopy campervan with its stylish rooftop tent (see below). Instead of going … Continue reading 5,000 kilometers later: A voyage along the Western Australian coast
Here is a video showing the Fijian underwater scenes: Some macro photography while freediving, wide shots of sharks, soft coral, sunsets, and people. Enjoy!
Video of the underwater scene in Fiji: Photos from two dives in Beqa Lagoon, with Fiji's famous soft corals.
Here are a couple photos from a shark dive led by the talented Aquatrek team in Pacific Harbour, who give a portion of their proceeds to a local village to help maintain this marine protected area. The feeding attracted silvertip sharks, bull sharks, lemon sharks, nurse sharks, and many smaller reef sharks. A video of the underwater … Continue reading Beqa Lagoon, Fiji Shark Dive
Exploring the nooks and crannies of the Palos Verdes shoreline.
February and March were full of travel, between site visits, meetings, and interviews in San Diego, Chicago, MIT, Woods Hole, Durham, Beaufort, Santa Cruz, and Berkeley. Here are photos from my road trip up the California coast. Swimming in waves and caves at Ano Nuevo State Park Point Montara Lighthouse Freediving in Monterey Mammal watching in … Continue reading Grad School Site Visits & Interviews
Enjoying the incredible macro-photography opportunities in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines. Bargibant's pygmy seahorse - Hippocampus bargibanti : This seahorse was about 5 mm tall. You can see his small black eye and head near the center of the photograph. I got to see iconic species and witness intimate encounters: And so, so many colorful and fascinating … Continue reading Anilao, Philippines