Monterey Dive – Jellyfish and Anemones

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013

On Saturday I dove with NCUPS at Wharf II. We were a bit concerned because it was the same weekend that the big surfing competition, Mavericks, was scheduled to take place just a little farther north on the coast. But off we went into the water and it was beautiful! The vis was great for under Wharf II and there were jellyfish everywhere!

Unfortunately I got underwater and couldn’t get my strobe to work (user error) and ended up putting my Sony into¬†Program mode and hoping for the best. I did a few videos also but haven’t had time to really look at them. I’ll¬†add one later. I was really pleased with the results with the camera in Program mode underwater. The images have a lot of grain if you look close and won’t win any competitions but they are perfectly acceptable.

Love jellyfish, they are so photogenic!

Jelly fish in the Sunlight

Jelly fish in the Sunlight

 

Small Metridiums on Wharf Piling

Small Metridiums on Wharf Piling

Sea Nettle Jellyfish Have Long Stinging Tentacles

Sea Nettle Jellyfish Have Long Stinging Tentacles

 

Purple Tipped Anemone on a Piling

Purple Tipped Anemone on a Piling

 

Black and White Rendering of a Jellyfish

Black and White Rendering of a Jellyfish, Just for Something Different

 

I hope that you enjoyed the images!