Dense kelp forest of brown stalked sea weed Ecklonia radiata on rocky reef in Leigh, New Zealand. Thick canopy of kelp fronds limit light penetration and create unique habitat and quiet twilight atmosphere.
October 2017 I am well behind with on-line logging of my dives. We had a busy time after our return from Europe. It’s not that I was not diving, I just didn’t have enough time to write posts about it. Here are some pictures from the Leigh area, they are all from shore dives. Slovak […]
24/11/2016 (605) This was not a very good dive. The sea surface was exceptionally calm (especially for Goat Island), yet the visibility was below the average. Also underwater I could feel quite a strong water movement, that made photography rather difficult. However, I met a large friendly blue cod … the first time after one […]
I put this picture on sale somewhere with a comment it reminded me of those great kelp forests in California. It’s just that these weeds were only 3-4 metres tall, but the California forests can grow to about 20 metres. Somebody purchased the picture recently. I don’t know who he was, but the buyer was […]
I’ve made this picture close to the Ti Point wharf at the mouth of Whangateau Harbour near Leigh. On the right side of the wharf, basically right in front of that boat mini-ramp there is a maze of huge boulders. The area is not big, but it’s packed with interesting features. One of them, the […]