Free-Diver

Sunset Colors Down Under

Renee Blundon swims with a shoal of commerson's anchovy off the coast of Mafia Island. This is in a collection of eight photos, each photo accompanied by a line of poetry. The line for this image is "Filter...
Free-Diving Walden Pond

Free-Diving at Walden Pond

Nothing is more fantastic than free-diving in the waters of my own beautiful homeland. Floating face down on the surface of Walden Pond, in the world I forcibly left behind, instructor, Nick Fazah, from Eas...
Free-Diving Boston

New England Free-Diving

Renee Blundon and instructor, Nick Fazah from East Coast Divers, free-dive through dark thermoclines at Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts on a chilly, fall day in October. Photo by Julian Honma. See mo...
Lumpfish

Lumpfish

A lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus), also known as a lumpsucker, photographed at the New England Aquarium. The lumpfish is found in shallow waters, attached to rocky bottoms in the North Atlantic and adjacent p...

Post Cobbossee

Renee Blundon, post free-diving in Cobbossee Lake on a fall day in Monmouth, Maine. Photo by Autumn Blundon....
Cleaner Shrimp

A “Deep” Cleaning

A video of dive instructor, Brad Crawford, getting a "deep" cleaning by cleaner shrimp in Njao Gap of Pemba Island. Brad approaches a cleaning station on a wall of reef approximately 20 meters deep, full of ...
Ragged Tooth Shark

Face to Face with a Ragged Tooth Shark

Inside a cave and face to face with a ragged tooth shark of Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. Although quite fierce looking with rows of sharp teeth, sticking out of their mouth, raggies are known for being cur...

Raggie Cave

Inside a cave with a ragged tooth shark in Aliwal Shoal, South Africa....

A Young Free-Diver

Eleven year old, Autumn Blundon, from North Monmouth, Maine, braves the 15° C  (60° F) water temperature to free-dive alongside her sister, Renee Blundon (photographer) in Maranacook Lake of Maine, USA. "I ...

A Free-Diver in the Making

Eleven year old, Autumn Blundon, braves the 15° C  (60° F) water temperature in Winthrop, Maine to free-dive alongside her sister, Renee Blundon (photographer), in Maranacook Lake. Renee was free-diving in ...

Spotted Hawkfish Inside A Sponge

A spotted hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys aprinus) inside a barrel sponge off the coast of Pemba Island. As its name suggests, the spotted hawkfish is a predatory fish that  gets its name from its habit of sitting...

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

A pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus), photographed in Maine's Maranacook Lake. It's also known as the pond perch, common sunfish, punkys, sunfish, sunny and kivver....
Maranacook Lake

Fish in Maranacook

Loads of freshwater juvenile fish shoal around clouds of fish eggs in the center of the south basin of Maine's Maranacook Lake. The mix of juveniles are small mouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu), large mouth ...
Seahorses

Seahorse Bunch

A bunch of seahorses, photographed at uShaka Marine World in South Africa....
Whitetip Shark

Whitetip Shark

An oceanic whitetip reef shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), photographed in Durban, South Africa....
Upside down jellyfish

Upside Down Jellyfish

An upside down jellyfish (Cassiopeia andromeda) at uShaka Marine World in South Africa. These jellyfish live in the intertidal area on sandy bottoms, mud flats and in mangroves. Their color is variable, ...

Turtle Bite

A sea turtle bites another in the tank at uShaka Marine World....

A Curious Boxfish

A curious boxfish (Ostracion meleagris) peers out from his coral enclave in Njao Gap, Pemba Island. Learn more at White Spotted Boxfish. ...
peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)

The Eyes of a Mantis Shrimp

The eyes of a mantis shrimp are possibly the most advanced eyes of any known living organism.  The eye is actually a compound eye , made up of a large number of individual "eyes" or photoreceptors called ommati...
Stonefish

Some Stonefish!

This sure is some stonefish! Spotted off the coast of Pemba Island, 20 meters below in Fundu Gap, the brightly colored and intricately patterned fish (Synanceia verrucosa) was perched quietly on a ledge of ...

A “Deep” Cleaning

Dive instructor, Brad Crawford, from Swahili Divers, getting his teeth cleaned, 20 meters below by a cleaner shrimp. Photo taken at DF Milan Wall in the Fundu Gap of Pemba Island....