ec·o·sys·tem /ˈēkōˌsistəm/ noun1. a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
Great white lurk
We all know what lurks the murky edges of kelp beds off California. The imagery only exists in our minds. This is an attempt to bring that image to reality....
As the currents from Baja push north off Southern California, divers and anglers strain their eyes on the horizon looking for patches of gold floating in the swell. These floating...
One of the coolest fish to lurk the Nor-Cal kelp beds, a vermilion rockfish pops up above the understory kelp. Available 8x24, 12x36 and 16x48" rolled or framed.
For those of us who've cut their teeth diving Cen/Nor-Cal the blue rockfish is probably one of the most often encountered. Their schooling nature and fearlessness always make dives more...
Between the cracks in the boulders that line the many finger coves of the Sonoma County coastline thrives beautiful algae gardens full of purple, red, pink and gold. Abalone are...
Halibut Sand Camo
One of the most exciting things to see while diving the shallow sand patches off the coast of California and Baja is a halibut sitting on top of the sand,...
Calico Head Shot Study
When diving, calico bass are notorious for staring you down then bolting at the smallest movement. This was a study done trying to capture that moment where the fish turns...
Highly sought after by anglers, the rooster fish is a world class fighter and one of the most unique game fish found in the seas. This piece pays homage to...
Double on the Meatlines
Historically, albacore tuna have made up the majority of the commercial tuna caught off the coast of California, Oregon and Washington. Longfins, as they are also known, are a favorite...
El Niño brought on epic bluefin fishing and catching to the waters off California. Big fish and big schools moved up the coast all the way north to Monterey Bay....
So-Cal Kelp Forest
The kelp forests off the coast of California are some of the richest ecosystems in the world above and below water. This scene depicts one of those days where the...
Chameleon like in their ability to hide in the sand patches, the California Halibut has a face only a mother could love. We like to cut them a little slack. ...
Lingcod will eat whatever they can fit in their mouth. This one just happens to be ambushing some squid that have lost their way in the metridium fields. 13x19" Canvas...
Bull Kelp in Wave
Bull kelp, Nereocystis lutkeana, are perfectly designed to withstand the pounding surf zones of central and northern California. It's also hard to deny the visual analog in the almond shape...
Wahoo over Cerralvo, Baja
This piece was inspired while sitting in a cantina in Baja, drinking an ice cold Pacifico, after a long day hunting for wahoo.
Vermilion Rockfish Over Big Sur
Before the waters off Andrew Molera were closed to all fishing or diving, Amadeo and his friends used to paddle their kayaks out and spearfish for the highly sought after...
Marine algae Over Año Nuevo
Generally seen by most washed up at the high tide mark where it get's passed over by beach combers as just 'seaweed', red and brown algae are some of the...
China Over Metridium Field
Rockfish are one of the most beautiful looking fish, and the China rockfish is one of the most spectacular of the bunch.
Cabezon Over Habitat
Though this particular color pattern is not very common on cabezon, it was a unique specimen that Amadeo thought was worthy of a portrait. Cabs, as they are also know,...