In November 2023 my guests and I encountered the best sardine run action at Magdalena Bay seen in many years. The size of the sardine schools and the number of predators made it an exceptionally great year for photography. We were surprised by the presence of Mahi Mahi, whales, and dolphins. Striped marlin were plentiful and encounters long. Of course the sea lions were there to keep in humorous. Diving in Cabo Pulmo was a beautiful finish.
I take a look back at 2023 and all the underwater trips I hosted this past year. Each was a pleasure and was blessed with good weather and encounters. Some exceeded all expectations and prior experience. Some I will not revisit for a while to make room for new experiences.
Sperm whales are resident all year around Island of Dominica in the Caribbean. This trip report describes our adventure seeking, finding, and snorkeling in the water with the sperm whales. This is one of the small group trips I lead each year
Opportunities to photograph crocodiles in the water are scarce. The remote preserve of Chinchorro Atoll Mexico offers a rare chance to snorkel with American Crocodiles
Another busy year of travel is coming to a close. Things feel back to normal but my take away from the pandemic was to take advantage of last minute, small, and local underwater opportunities. This year presented old favorites and new locations that may become annual favorites.
My 2022 Polar Bear Expedition to Churchill is always a great experience for my guests with numerous polar bear sighings. Our accommodations at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre were the perfect place to be close to all the wildlife for self drive or tundra vehicle tours.
2022 was another wonderful experience at Magdalena Bay Baja Mexico and La Paz and Cabo Pulmo scuba diving. This is my best trip with unexpected wildlife encounters with whales, seals, dolphin, marlin hunting sardines and giant schools of fish
Enjoy my trip report from 2022. My 8 day trip aboard the live aboard Dolphin Dream to dive with the Tiger Sharks of Tiger Beach Bahamas was pure magic. This trip never disappoints.
Use a white balance adjustment to correct an image taken underwater without a flash. Use HSL adjustment to make the image even better.
If you are planning to get away this summer, there is no better place than Isla Mujeres, Mexico in the Cancun area to combine unique and exciting whale shark encounters with a fun and vibrant beach vacation. The annual aggregation of hundreds of whale sharks to the waters off Isla Mujeres is the best place in the world to snorkel with full sized gentle giants granting encounters with multiple whale sharks and giant manta rays. My 4 day intensive ecotour is the perfect chance to practice your underwater photography