North Atlantic Underwater (see also Animal class for more)
54 images Created 13 Sep 2015
Atlantic Northeast Underwater is an overview of some of the images I have made since I began diving in 1984. You can see more under my "Animals" Collection or by doing a search. I learned to dive in the often chilly and murky waters off Massachusetts, USA. Like many others I started taking photographs underwater before I had good scuba skills, much less camera skills in an alien and equipment cumbersome environment. My enthusiasm for the underwater exploration spurred me on. While the Northeast is challenging and does not have the great vistas of the equator, it is rich in a variety of sea life. While there is only one Stony Coral in this north, there are multitudes of colorful invertebrates such as anemones and colorful crabs including the reddish Lobster, the Blue Crab, and cute Hermit Crabs. There are also many fish, though what we normally see are individuals. Schools of fish swim by in streams from out of the green and are soon lost again in the algae rich haze, usually faster than focusing allows. Whales and sharks, too, are here in the shadows, seldom seen underwater in the northeast. The forms of life seen in warmer waters repeat themselves here in similar variety. This ecosystem teases the observer to explore the North Atlantic Ocean over again.