Another beautiful day out on the reef. Calm seas, decent visibility, and the most beautiful reef section in the Keys!
A four-eyed butterflyfish darting around a deepwater sea fan at Molasses Reef
Tooth and Hook
Here’s why I advocate that fishermen do not use stainless hooks. A regular hook will dissolve within a day in a fish’s stomach, and a few days in saltwater. Stainless sticks around much longer, as is evident with this Giant Barracuda.
Overall I’m happy with how the color and contrast are coming out with the new camera, once I figured out the white balance and temp settings I need to use until I get new flashes. Many sea fans at Molasses Reef
Some christmas tree worms at Molasses Reef. I had a terrible time getting sharp images of these with my old Canon SD1300, now I can finally rely on my gear and work on my technique.
Tourist in Paradise
Colette enjoys the marine life at Molasses Reef. Even though it was pretty rough on the surface, there was no current at all on the bottom which allowed us to float effortlessly and just enjoy.
Run Silent, Run Deep
This big nurse shark silently slipped past us as we were focused on the marine life within the reef itself.