Ctenophores or "Comb Jellys", normally pelagic, were frequent and largely unwelcome visitors on most swims.
Blue Starfish, Linckia laevigata in the warm tropical waters of Palau
From Palau 2009
Paradise Harbor, Antarctica
A lone chic stands amid a chaotic chorus of adult King penguins on Sandy beach, Macquarie Island.
From The Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia
Marine Iguana hanging on
From Galapagos Islands - Oct 2006
Sally Lightfoot Crab, Santa Cruz Is, Galapagos
OBX, Grackle on the shore at sunrise
An adult King penguin stands with several other maturing King's (yellow) during a rare sunny day on Macquarie.
HDR image of Tierra del Fuego NP
This is some sort of filefish - it swims upside down in an attempt to look like leaf litter.
Southern Elephant seal pups, Macquarie Is, Aust.
A Southern Elephant seal pup rests on a thick mat of tussock grass. Macquarie Island.
A huge Skua with stolen Gentoo egg (the egg is slightly smaller than a tennis ball)
Mating behavior, Waved Albatross
Crabeater seals lounge in the fading light of the midnight sun, Antarctic peninsula.
A typical day in the life of Macquarie Island. Elephant seals, King and Gentoo penguins all vying for real estate on the thin strips of beach surrounding the mountainous island.
Salvin's albatrosses skate excitedly across water towards their next meal. The bright orange bits near the mouth only pop when they become excited.
Royal penguins can be differentiated from the other "crested" penguins by their white throats.
A Royal penguin emerges from the chilly waters surrounding Macquarie Island.
Royal's are ornery!
I CAN HAS FISH? (New Zealand Sea Lion aka Hooker's Sea Lion, Campbell Island)
Female Southern Elephant seal
A Gentoo penguin in a sea of tussock grass.
A foggy day on Campbell island.
Pacific Green Turtle coming up for air