Hammerhead, vol. 5

Headed right for me

This photo should have been better, but alas, when the perfect dive finally came, my camera screen was already flooded. Hence the blind shooting. This is also low light, because I’m down at about 27 meters. Ended up in “deco,” divespeak for too deep, too long.

There’s also a brief moment of panic, when an 8-foot shark (though one with a relatively small mouth) swims straight at you as though you’re not even there.

But there’s no danger with the scalloped hammerhead. In fact, he’s endangered, because humans are pretty much assholes when it comes to treating sharks nicely.

Gordon Rocks, Galapagos Islands.

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Hammerheads, vol. 4

Cruising

Profile of a scalloped hammerhead, Gordon Rocks, Galapagos Islands.

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Hammerheads, vol. 3

Shark from above

This guy came in nice and close. I gave chase, but alas, the scalloped hammerhead is a shark in his element. And I’m just a human pretending to be a fish.

Another fantastic dive at Gordon Rocks, Galapagos Islands.

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Hammerheads, vol. 2

Circling

More scalloped hammerheads from Gordon Rocks, Galapagos Islands. We saw a school of about 15 pass on one dive. Not the greatest photos as I was shooting blind due to a flooded camera screen.

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Hammerheads, vol. 1

Meet the scalloped hammerhead of the famous Gordon Rocks dive site in the Galapagos Islands.

For the record, this photo was shot blind, as my camera’s screen had flooded.

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New Movie: Grumpy Old Fish, starring…

Grumpy

Scorpionfish appear to be just about the grumpiest fish in the sea. This one comes to us from Gordon Rocks, Galapagos Islands.

And yes, he was almost stepped on due to his wicked camouflage.

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Green Turtle diaries

Hola tortuga verde
One beautiful Green Turtle, on a dive off Frigate Bird Hill, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands.

Chilled

Happy little turtle

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Lonely fish

Wandering wrasse

In the Galapagos, known as a hog’s head wrasse. Not a Harry Pottery shout out, but I like it.

From Gordon Rocks, Galapagos Islands.

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Fish stink-eye

Staredown

Sometimes I wonder if fish think. Then I wonder what they think of scuba divers.

This guy just stared. From Gordon Rocks, Galapagos Islands.

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Cloud o’ fish

So many fish

Gordon Rocks, Galapagos Islands. Before the hammerheads.

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