Back to School
On Friday last week, I went down to the Friday night market in North Vancouver at the Pier. Had a great time hanging out with friends and taking pics of kids running around!
Super Moon Summer 2014
A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system.
This summer, our first instance was on July 12th. The photos below were taken around August 10th and the final supermoon of the summer will occur on September 9th!
Lions of the PNW
Last weekend we were off of West Anvil Island in Howe Sound and at the beginning of the dive, we hit the bottom and I looked over my shoulder to find this guy floating peacefully by!
Definitely don't want to get tangled up in him, but they are absolutely amazing to see in person! Also check out the full album from there dive here.
Check out some stats on these guys:
The lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata), also known as hair jelly, is the largest known species of jellyfish. Its range is confined to cold, boreal waters of the Arctic, northern Atlantic, and northern Pacific Oceans. It is common in the English channel, Irish Sea, North Sea and in western Scandinavian waters down to Cattegat and Øresund. It may also drift in to the south-western part of the Baltic Sea (where it cannot breed due to the low salinity). Similar jellyfish, which may be the same species, are known to inhabit seas near Australia and New Zealand. The largest recorded specimen found, washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870, had a bell (body) with a diameter of 2.3 metres (7 ft 6 in) and tentacles 37 m (120 ft) long. Lion's mane jellyfish have been observed below 42°N latitude for some time—specifically in the larger bays of the east coast of the United States.
While the lion's mane jellyfish generally use their stinging tentacles to capture prey, sea anemones can capture their tentacles, which then become tangled, torn apart and consumed.
Not just diving anymore....
I built Halston Diving in late 2013 with the intention of just using it for underwater photography... however, after selling a few land photographs and being asked to work on a few other projects, I have expanded my horizons a bit. So, I have re-built / re-branded my website :)