A freediving spearfisherman glides quietly through the kelp forest in search of game fish to hunt. The most skilled spearfishermen forego the use of SCUBA, which is noisy underwater and scares away fish. Instead, they practice breathhold techniques to move silently through the water. San Clemente Island.
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 10235
A parent and child admire the fascinating kelp forest tank at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, California.
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Image ID: 10308
El Secreto del Vicki cavern. Vicki's Secret, a huge underwater cave on the southwest side of Guadalupe Island, few if any other SCUBA divers have seen this cave much less know of its existence. Shown here is Vicki Beaver one of the first divers ever to explore the cave.
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 06191