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Diver Name

Megumi Itoh

Occupation: Illustrator/NAUI Instructor
Location: Temple City, CA
Hometown: Temple City, CA

I started taking pictures as a way to remember what I saw during the dives. Since then, my obsession with the nudibranchs and other small marine animals led me to specializing in underwater macro photography.

Megumi's Underwater Photographs

January 6, 2014

Some pictures from local dives.

  • Black Eyed Goby eating a Hermissenda Crassicornis	at Santa Rosa Island. Taken on 10-27-2013
  • I only saw the nudibranch when I took this picture. Afterwards I noticed the eyes...
  • Navanax Inermis
at Santa Rosa Island
  • Montereina Sandiegensis (San Diego Dorid)
at Santa Rosa Island
  • Montereina Sandiegensis (San Diego Dorid)
at Santa Rosa Island
  • Flabellina Iodinea (Spanish Shawl)
at Santa Rosa Island
  • Flabellina Iodinea (Spanish Shawl)
at Farnsworth Bank
  • Flabellina Iodinea (Spanish Shawl)
at Farnsworth Bank
  • Tube worm
at Farnsworth Bank
  • Christmas Tree worm
at Farnsworth Bank
  • Hermissenda Crassicornis
at Farnsworth Bank
  • Montereina Sandiegensis (San Diego Dorid)
at Farnsworth Bank
  • Mexichromis Porterae (Porter's Chromodorid)
at Farnsworth Bank
  • Simnia at Santa Cruz Island (9-14-14)
I have been looking for them all year!
  • another shot of a different simnia at Santa Cruz Island
  • Flabellina Iodinea (Spanish Shawl) at Santa Cruz Island
You see these guys often, but they are still very striking.
  • Yellowfin (or Orange) Fringehead at Santa Cruz Island
I was very happy to find this little guy as well.
  • another shot of the Yellowfin (or Orange) Fringehead
I saw an orange blob when I swam over a reef rock and knew I had to stop and look at it more carefully.