A photographic journey showcasing the beauty that Florida has to offer.

Posts tagged “Ocean

One Hundred


This is my 100TH POST since starting this photo blog back on April 15th of this year. I try to post something once a day, but that can be easier said than done sometimes.

I started this as a “hey, this is awesome, you should see it too” site, but I’ve noticed it’s attracted a variety of fans like “snow bird” northerners, hopeful tourists, former Floridians, nature lovers, photographers, fellow SCUBA divers and ocean lovers alike. It’s always fun to read everyone’s comments and see what everyone “likes”. So please continue to do so and spread the word about this site if you know someone who might appreciate it the way you do. Above all, thank you supporting Beauty of Florida!

This photo is from Fort Lauderdale’s 100 year anniversary last year. They had this giant “100” set up by the beach directly across from the world famous Elbow Room.


Looking out Port Everglades


Porcupinefish


Southern Ray


Star Power


Yellow Stingray


Solitude Sanctuary


Seagull Rest Stop


Lobster and Friends


Like Dory from Nemo



I’ve found these Grey Triggerfish are often fascinated by me being in their world. They will often come swimming up to me and follow me around for a while. Right when I forget about them, I’ll turn around and it will be right there in my face again, ready for it’s closeup! With the way their faces look painted with makeup, it’s as if they are posing for the camera. If you look closely you can see what looks like blue eye shadow, fake eyelashes and lipstick!


Hello Yellow


Fly Like an Eagle Ray

Here’ s a spotted eagle ray I saw while diving the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach.


Happy Father’s Day!


Here’s a picture of my Dad and I at the reef in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea this past January. I was scuba diving while my Dad was “skin diving” as they called it back in his day 😉 Happy Father’s Day Dad!


Serpents of the Sea


Sharptail Eel – These guys don’t swim like most eels, they crawl around on the ground like a snake and they can even move freely beneath the sand. Don’t worry, they’re harmless 🙂


Happy World Ocean Day


I honor of World Ocean Day, here’s look inside the shipwreck from my previous post. A popular hangout as you can see!


Wreck Creation


This is the first picture I’ve posted here that wasn’t taken by me. I handed the camera off to my wife for this shot of me exploring the Tracy wreck, aka Ken Vitale Memorial. It’s a 132 foot oil rig supply boat sitting in 70 feet of water just off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. There are many wrecks here not far from the beach, but you do still need a boat to get to them. We even swam to a 2nd wreck from this one. Some of the best diving in the States is right here in South Florida. Come down and go for a swim!


Shark Encounter


Saw this guy passing through the reef last weekend. I shot some video of him too that you can see on the Beauty of Florida Facebook page.


Undersea Garden


Trigger Happy Fish


Feeling Blue

Florida’s take on feeling blue.. On a side note, I’ve updated all my previous images so you can click on them to see them full size.


An Angel Below


Above and below

I’ve found there’s just as much beauty below the sea as there is above it.