While SCUBA diving in the beautiful kelp forests of San Clemente Island, I decide to turn the camera around and take a selfie, or self portrait. The temperate reefs in the southern Channel Islands are some of the most beautiful in the world.
Close up portrait underwater photo of a Garibaldi damselfish off San Clemente Island in southern California. This bright orange fish is territorial and will often come in for a closer look.
When the California state marine fish, the Garibaldi, is in between its juvenile and adult phases, it has the overall orange appearance of an adult coupled with teh blue spots of a juvenile. Image take off San Clemente Island.