Squid could frequently be found feeding at night at the edge of the decklight field behind the boat. Skittish by nature, it took the long lens on the RS and a lot of luck to get these two closeups.
Belize is known for prolific sponge growth, in a wide array of species and colors. These 5 photos are samples, from the thousands you will see.
This shy Indigo Hamlet shows the rare full front view.
I got 20 shots of this hunting octopus as it literally crawled across the camera. Unfazed by the camera, diver, or flashing strobes, it came down the reef feeling into all the crevices for food, crossed the camera, then wandered out into the night.
Barrel sponges and craters in the rock ledges held a variety of the puffer family. Here a striped burrfish stares nervously upward.
Most of the atlantic species of butterflyfish are found Belize. This foureyed butterflyfish was one of a pair.