Join me in the cold, dark, life-sustaining NE Pacific Ocean to discover the great beauty, mystery and fragility hidden there.

Underwater Rainbows

Do you see them?

The January sun streaming down, the light refracted against the hooded nudibranchs . . . the underwater rainbows?!

Hooded nudibranchs are already such ethereal, other-worldy creatures, to see the rainbows dancing against their translucent bodies made me catch my breath and desperately want to capture the beauty for you.

May you dream of underwater rainbows and – maybe- fall even a little bit deeper in love with the NE Pacific Ocean.

For information on hooded nubibranchs (includes images and video of them swimming and their eggs), please see my previous blogs at this link. 

Hooded nudibranchs on giant kelp at about 3 m. © 2014 Jackie Hildering

Hooded nudibranchs on giant kelp at about 3 m. © 2014 Jackie Hildering

Hooded nudibranchs on giant kelp at about 3 m. © 2014 Jackie Hildering
Hooded nudibranchs on giant kelp at about 3 m. © 2014 Jackie Hildering

Hooded nudibranchs on giant kelp at about 3 m. © 2014 Jackie Hildering

Hooded nudibranchs on giant kelp at about 3 m. © 2014 Jackie Hildering

Hooded nudibranchs on giant kelp at about 3 m. © 2014 Jackie Hildering

Hooded nudibranchs on giant kelp at about 3 m. © 2014 Jackie Hildering

6 Responses to “Underwater Rainbows”

  1. Dave Ashley

    Just took pictures of these at Coopers Green by Sechelt and was wondering what they were! Lovely pics. Here’s a shot I got

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  2. Cathy

    Hello Jackie,
    Such beautiful photographs of these ethereal creatures. I met my first hooded nudibranchs just this afternoon while exploring tidal pools along a local craggy beach here in Esquimalt. I grew up on the pacific coast and love being blown away by finding new-to-me species. Thanks to the Internet and sites like yours, I know a little more about this awesome planet. Will wonders never cease!? I sure hope not. Thanks for sharing your detective work and spectacular photos.

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