This is Maxwel Hohn. Maxwel is one of my go-to dive buddies, he's also one of the best underwater shooters I know and has spent the last few years showcasing British Columbia in a unique way. Frequent visitors to this site, and people that click on the 'Daily' page above, will see a ton of Maxwel's images. He's also the shooter behind all the of the fantastic Tadpole footage in the awesome Tadpoles: The Big Little Migration video.
This image was taken on the south side of Grouse Island, just across from the Campbell River marina. It's a great little site and offers a nice mix of walls, boulders, marine life, stunning colour, and interesting shallows. It's half April Point Wall, half The Rock. Not a bad mix if you're familiar with those sites.
Maxwel and I basically have the same gear set up. Seen here is a Panasonic GH5 inside an underwater housing made my Canadian company Aquatica Digital. The camera has a 8mm Olympus lens, which helps us pack in as much colour to images, and to be honest, it makes shooting in some fast currents a lot easier. Those big missile looking things on the ends are lights by Light and Motion, a US company that specializes in making fantastic underwater lights that are as bright a small sun.
You can see the rock in the above image is covered in little blobs of colour. Imagine going on a hike and seeing a large rock or cliff face covered in yellow, purple, white and and strawberry coloured life. It's a spectacular site. Where there's colour, there's movement. These sponges, urchins and anemones bring with them a host of marine life: rockfish, ling cod, decorator crabs, puget sound king crab, and the occasional octopus or wolf eel.
For more on Maxwel visit his website.
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