Michael Zeigler is a professional underwater photographer who runs Immersed Imaging and Sea in Focus. We’ve got a great interview with Michael coming up so stay tuned for that; he details what it takes to become a professional underwater photographer and some of his recent adventures. If you’re interested in learning more about underwater photography or taking a workshop in exotic locations around the world; Michael and Immersed Imaging is the way to go.
You can see more of Michael’s work by visiting his websites; www.seainfocus.com and www.immersedimaging.com. If you’re on Instagram, make sure you check out his feed here.
A giant-spined sea star has a front row seat to the dappled light show at the oil rigs near Huntington Beach, California. Image © Michael Zeigler
A cormorant pierces a school of fish beneath the oil rigs in search of a meal off the coast of Southern California. Image © Michael Zeigler
Super-macro image looking top-down on the colorful shell of a tiny blue-ring topsnail near San Miguel Island, California. Image © Michael Zeigler
Banded archerfish search the mangroves for a meal at White Beach, Solomon Islands. Image © Michael Zeigler
Leather coral beneath the mangroves at Maravagi Bay, Solomon Islands. Image © Michael Zeigler
A green turtle heading up for a breath of fresh air at the Mala Pier near Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Image © Michael Zeigler
A bat ray cruises through a clearing in the kelp forest at Santa Barbara Island, California. Image © Michael Zeigler
A Spanish shawl nudibranch (Flabellina iodinea) near the wreck of the Avalon. Palos Verdes, California. Image © Michael Zeigler
A large male sheephead investigates a noisy intruder at Santa Barbara Island, California, part of the Channel Islands National Park. Image © Michael Zeigler
Home to thousands of critters large and small, the giant kelp forests of Southern California provide a beautiful and challenging backdrop for underwater image-makers. Image © Michael Zeigler
A colorful California blue dorid nudibranch (Felimare californiensis) is a relatively uncommon find, and is just one of the 130+ nudibranch species that brighten reefs around Southern California. Image © Michael Zeigler
A pair of Clark’s anemonefish bask in the sun at a site called Tulaghi Switzer in the Solomon Islands. Image © Michael Zeigler