By Michael Zeigler and Todd Winner
It is not everyday that you will find us shooting marine wildlife on the surface without having been diving first. On this rare day we decided to visit the Long Beach breakwall and one of the nearshore oil rigs, Platform Esther. The diving forecast was less than desirable, but we decided to make the most of the day and take advantage of the calm, glassy conditions.
Even though the sun wasn’t willing to play with us this day, we were able to utilize the reflections from the lights under oil platform Esther.
After watching the sea lion action for a while, we decided to check out the marine life near the breakwall.
Michael Zeigler is a contributor, instructor, and trip leader for Samy’s Underwater Photo & Video, as well as an AAUS Scientific Diver. More of Michael’s underwater photography can be seen at www.seainfocus.com. For the latest information on workshops and trips, sign up for our newsletter.
Todd Winner is a contributor, instructor, and trip leader for Samy’s Underwater Photo & Video and has over 20 years of experience in underwater still and broadcast video. To see more of Todd’s work please go to www.toddwinner.com. For the latest information on workshops and trips, sign up for our newsletter.