Quick Reads

Purple Puffer

The Purple Puffer from ledge to ledge and reef to reef, I move slowly in the watery deep, where depth robs colors on descent and ancient rocks fade in silence. I pause and hover to gaze at a pufferfish, swi...
Canthigaster valentini

The Toby and I

I'm captured and held in place... a small, yet dazzling black saddle toby juxtaposed against a backdrop of unpolished coral. The ocean's offering at the tail end of an adventurous drift dive off the coast o...

A Small Justice

"What kind of wrasse is it?" We descend back down into the shallow Zanzibar reef for another look, locating the fish easily due the rare appearance of a dazzling, vibrant eye-spot on it's dorsal fin. The br...
submerged Moorish Idol

Submerged with a Moorish Idol

Submerged under a reef of coral with a tantalizing submerged Moorish Idol. Now we get it, we really get why the Moors were glad to call this fish their own. The water flashes with a compressed body of black...
hark Cage

With or Without the Cage?

Photos by John Miller With or without the shark cage? This is the question, as a dozen or so shark fins swirl around the boat, slicing through the gleaming glassy ocean under a sky of vibrant sunrise. Earlie...
Giant Jellies 1

Giant Jellies

I'm frozen, captivated by the Giant Jellies, fluctuating mercurial creature before me, which appears to be dissolving into itself. The receding layered tenticals and a silken membrain coasts, radiantly along th...
Infinitely Bound Poem

Infinitely Bound Poem & Photos

Infinitely Bound Beneath the surface, I’m encircled In sparkling specks of wonder. Filtered light, made gentle by the depths, Form sunset colors down under. I plunge from a world of land and sky, To one w...
Lionfish

Lionfish Make Love to the Camera

Lionfish are unquestionably one of the most photogenic fish in the sea, with an eccentric, gaudy profile, elaborate, vibrant stripes and a cantankerous, unhurried demeanor; they glide along reefs like an underw...