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#358936 Great hammerheads of Bimini

Posted by mcliffy2 on 17 March 2015 - 11:31 AM

Our trip there was awesome as well.  Neal Watson was great to dive with.  I might mention that the hammerheads aren't the only photo opportunity there.  The reef sharks and shallow water wrecks are also great.

#356358 Your Favourite/Best Image of 2014

Posted by mcliffy2 on 06 January 2015 - 01:06 PM

My favorite picture(s) just squeaked into 2014, as they occurred on an 80+ minute dive on December 30th, where 6 mantas circled over us at 20 ft. from the moment we entered the water until we came up with nearly empty tanks.





#356353 Highlights of Raja Ampat trip

Posted by mcliffy2 on 06 January 2015 - 08:05 AM

Here are a few of my favorite photos from my recent trip to Raja Ampat.  Constructive criticism is welcome and encouraged :)


Decorated crab posing like a decorated king













Sea fans






Bobtail squid burying itself in the sand






Juvenile Barramundi 






Boo windows in the morning light






Two beautiful flatworms






Huge tiger mantis shrimp -- creature of nightmares



#350407 Tiger Beach Diver Missing

Posted by mcliffy2 on 17 July 2014 - 07:26 AM

Very sad.  The press is having a field day jumping to wild unsupported (and unlikely) conclusions that he was attacked.   Sigh.....

#343372 Galapagos 2013 Pictures

Posted by mcliffy2 on 15 February 2014 - 11:13 AM

Nice shot! I do have plan to go to Galapagos. May I know which month you were there? Just want to know what time frame would be the best time to go there. Thanks!


I was there in the beginning of December.  It was the week right at the edge between manta/hammerhead season and whale shark season.   It was great because we got the best of both worlds.  3 HUGE whale sharks, a few mantas, tons of eagle and mobula rays, and hammerheads galore!

#342496 Galapagos 2013 Pictures

Posted by mcliffy2 on 28 January 2014 - 08:30 AM

A trip video is also up on Vimeo:



#342494 Galapagos 2013 Pictures

Posted by mcliffy2 on 28 January 2014 - 08:15 AM

We had a fantastic trip to the Galapagos; truly the most spectacular big animal diving I've ever experienced.  Here are a few selections.  












#342194 Is there a place for Instagram-esque post processing in UW photography?

Posted by mcliffy2 on 21 January 2014 - 08:42 AM

I find myself liking it. But I wonder if I saw the original whether I might like that more...?


Here is the original (without the sepia filter from Silver Efex).