Portrait of a Buff-banded rail (Hypotaenidia philippensis). This species is very common in most of its range (islands including Philippines, Indonesia, Australian region and Pacific islands) but it is seldom observed because of its shy behaviour.

Portrait of a Buff-banded rail (Hypotaenidia philippensis). This species is very common in most of its range (islands including Philippines, Indonesia, Australian region and Pacific islands) but it is seldom observed because of its shy behaviour.

WWII veteran Marvin Strombo holds the Japanese flag, Strombo took the flag from a dead Japanese soldier in the Pacific and after all these years he decided to return it (full story in comment) [3000×1861]

WWII veteran Marvin Strombo holds the Japanese flag, Strombo took the flag from a dead Japanese soldier in the Pacific and after all these years he decided to return it (full story in comment) [3000×1861]

Northstar above Big Sur California late Feb 2019 [OC], [3000 × 2142px]The moon is rising from the east lighting up the ridge tops & the Pacific Ocean. The glow in the center horizon is from Silicon Valley city lights (San Jose)

Northstar above Big Sur California late Feb 2019 [OC], [3000 × 2142px]The moon is rising from the east lighting up the ridge tops & the Pacific Ocean. The glow in the center horizon is from Silicon Valley city lights (San… Continue Reading

Coast and Geodetic Survey vessel USC&GS CARLILE P. PATTERSON in drydock at Honolulu. Built in 1883 at Brooklyn, New York, primarily used as a hydrographic survey vessel in the Pacific. [1500×738]

Coast and Geodetic Survey vessel USC&GS CARLILE P. PATTERSON in drydock at Honolulu. Built in 1883 at Brooklyn, New York, primarily used as a hydrographic survey vessel in the Pacific. [1500×738]

The Fourspot butterflyfish (Chaetodon quadrimaculatus) is a jewel from the Pacific Ocean’s coral reefs. It occurs around islands of the western Pacific Ocean and is easily recognisable with its black back and two white spots on each flanks. It is threatened by the effects of climate change.

The Fourspot butterflyfish (Chaetodon quadrimaculatus) is a jewel from the Pacific Ocean’s coral reefs. It occurs around islands of the western Pacific Ocean and is easily recognisable with its black back and two white spots on each flanks. It is… Continue Reading

Pacific Ocean: “This stunningly beautiful jellyfish was seen during Dive 4 of the Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition on April 24, 2016, while exploring Enigma Seamount at a depth of ~3,700 meters. Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota.” [1920 x 1080]

Pacific Ocean: “This stunningly beautiful jellyfish was seen during Dive 4 of the Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition on April 24, 2016, while exploring Enigma Seamount at a depth of ~3,700 meters. Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to… Continue Reading