This week we are showing another set of underwater photos from our recent trip to the Galapagos islands. The colorful fish were delightful. The fish on the left side of this photo is a blue-chin parrotfish.
A challenge when trying to photograph fish underwater is that it is easy to take a photo of fish swimming away, but it is unusual to get a good photo of a fish swimming right at you, like the one above.
This is a panamic cushion starfish. My husband and I snorkel, but do not scuba dive. Dave held his breath and swam down to the bottom to get this close-up photo.
Unfortunately, the little wildlife guide that we bought did not give the name of this fish.
We particularly loved swimming with sea lions. This one swam right underneath us so close that this quick photo captured his whiskers. During our one-week National Geographic/Lindblad Galapagos cruise, we snorkeled every day except the one day we spent on the island where the Darwin Research Station and many Galapagos Tortoises are located.