Crimson Soft Coral

Photo by Gabriel Lu

Photo by Gabriel Lu

These delicate soft corals attach to rock formations and get their energy both filter feeding and photosynthesis. They reach their thin branches upward, facing their fan into the current, shining like crimson beacons against the deep blue. 

Flatfish Metamorphosis

Photo by Gabriel Lu

Photo by Gabriel Lu

Flatfishes are born with one eye on each side of their head. During larval metamorphosis, one eye migrates to the other side of the fish’s head, producing asymmetrical features. By the time the skull is fully ossified, the eyes are permanently fixed in place.

Dreamlike Diving British Columbia

Photo by Gabriel Lu

Photo by Gabriel Lu

A diver descends into a dreamlike underwater world covered in brilliant giant white plume anemone in the deep temperate waters off the coast of British Columbia.

Feather Star on Whip Coral

Photo by Gabriel Lu

Photo by Gabriel Lu

This feather star rests on a strand of whip coral, creating a rare and exciting photo oppertunity. While many divers assume they are fixed to the surface they are attached to, feather stars can crawl, roll, walk, and even swim!

Peek-A-Boo!

Photo by Gabriel Lu

Photo by Gabriel Lu

Who wants to play peek-a-boo with this cute coral blenny?