California scorpionfish often rely on camouflage and will sit still and allow a close approach. This red fish was fooling no one and I was able to take this macro photo while SCUBA diving on San Clemente Island.
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.