Fossil Creek and Puhi's Edge

Two new videos are up on my Vimeo channel!

The first, entitled "Fossil Creek Highlights", contains footage I shot as a test back in Spring of 2015 for my new Sigma 105mm Macro and Canon 35mm lenses on the Sony a7s. Fossil Creek was one of Erika and I's favorite hikes to do in Arizona and was one of the few northern Arizona parks not included in "Kuwan" (2014). Located directly south of Flagstaff, this spring-fed stream cuts through some desolate desert terrain and crafts a biologically rich valley of green. Getting there requires a drive to a small town called Strawberry and a 4-mile hike from the valley edge down to the stream. I'm sure I will be back; the underwater plants and fishes are even more beautiful!

"Edge of Puhi" is the second new video, a 30-second series of clips from an interesting local dive. Puhi Bay, the name of the dive site, is a shallow reef flat that sits between 8ft-25ft of water. Most of the dive tours and dive students we take out from Hilo Ocean Adventures come here to enjoy a casual dive with turtles. On the day in which this video was taken, the silt at the bottom of the reef's edge had been stirred up. The particles were aggregating into a form of marine snow. As you'll see, this is what gave the dive such a surreal and haunting feel.

More from Puhi Bay to come soon!

 
A frog watching the night sky in Fossil Creek, AZ.

A frog watching the night sky in Fossil Creek, AZ.

 
The plate coral edge of Puhi Bay's reef flat in a "marine snow" of stirred bottom silt.

The plate coral edge of Puhi Bay's reef flat in a "marine snow" of stirred bottom silt.