Beneath the Garden State: Exploring Aquatic New Jersey
My first book was published in April of 2012 by Schiffer Publishing LTD. in Atglen, Pennsylvania.
Beneath the Garden State-Exploring Aquatic New Jersey is a project that has been ongoing for thirty years. My passion is photographing everything underwater in the Atlantic waters off my home state of New Jersey. It is not the easiest place to photograph but I can't seem to get enough of it.
I have seen and photographed many unforgettable marine inhabitants. I remember floating on the surface while photographing a tiny lined seahorse. As I photographed, I drifted farther and farther from the boat. When I finally looked up, I had a long swim back. It was worth all the effort.
On another occassion, my wife, Veronica and I were sitting in the cockpit of the boat. We saw a loggerhead turtle pop up next to the boat. I put on my dry suit and got into the water. As soon as I did, the turtle dove underwater. I waited a few minutes and got back into the boat and got undressed. Five minutes later the turtle came up next to the boat. I put my gear on and as soon as I got in the water, it dove for the bottom. I went back to the boat and undressed. This happened five times before our timing came together. The turtle was as surprised to see me as I was to see it. I managed a few photos before it was gone.
Beneath the Garden State-Exploring Aquatic New Jersey contains more than 230 photos and many of my little stories. You will see fish, invertebrates, jellyfish, plankters, sharks, turtles, artificial reefs and shipwrecks.
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