The forecast for Thursday called for sunshine. (Finally). Instead, a tornado touched down at Monroe, and plenty of clouds over Whidbey, with some sun-breaks. In short, diving weather. Lately I am trying to to show not only the critters I come across during my dive, but also a wide angle shot showing the environment in which I found them. And tomorrow, instead of diving, I am going to visit the Scuba & H2O Adventures show in Tacoma. Hope to see some of you there.
The currents. They are what makes the Deception Pass such interesting place to dive. Feeding the innumerable amount of marine life thrive by providing flyby food, and so providing diver with plenty photo opportunities. One of them was the spawning of Vancouver Feather-duster worms...
I am falling behind with processing photos, today I did yet another, this week third day of diving the Deception Pass. So the load is getting bigger with every dive and I seem to enjoy taking pictures more than working with them on the computer. But, it is better that being stuck in the darkroom with stinky chemicals. Here are few more pages of what is to see under the bridge ...
Getting up at five in the morning to go diving on a cloudy, cold morning might not be something normal people would consider fun. But because I am not claiming to be normal and there was no wind or rain in the forecast (unlike so many times this winter), I revisited Skyline on Fidalgo Island only to find murky water. Well, at least I found lots of baby sea stars.
Thank you Alex. After taking many, many pictures of the Leafy hornmouth and its interesting egg capsules, this was the first time I managed to get picture of the capsule BEFORE it gets placed into the bundle.
And on the lighter note: First came Daylight Savings Time, then came more rain and now the Kelp crab turned into a carnivore. Oh, the horrors !
KOMO NEWS Report : Seattle has 2nd-most depressing winter in the U.S. That doesn't keep two old farts from diving into the cold waters of Deception Pass. It might be wet and ugly above the waves, but it sure is colorful down below. And for the warm water wussies, my friend Jack is diving in wetsuit!