Divers Trick or Treat Bluegill - Blue Springs Cavern
A pair of technical cave divers piloting diver propulsion vehicles (DPV) enter Blue Springs Cavern on Halloween day causing a very large school of Bluegill to swim deeper into the cave against the freshwater outflow current. Blue Springs is a state park in Marianna, FL.
Blue Springs Cave - Merritts Mill Pond
An underwater field of Tape Grass surrond the entrance to the Blue Springs state park cave with the childrens dive platform in the background at the northern end of Merritts Mill Pond in September 2013. Bubbles from cave divers stream to the surface.
Cypress trees and other trees line the shoreline about 200 yards from the head spring Blue Springs. Shangri-La Springs is located just left of center. Merritts Mill Pond is seven miles long, crystal clear freshwater and is fed by seven different springs.
Cave Diver Training - Blue Springs Park
Technical cave divers conduct training and enter the cavern at Blue Springs state park in Mariana, FL in September 2013
Halloween Cave Dive - Blue Springs
A baby boomer technical cave diver celebrates Halloween day by taking a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) for dive into the Blue Springs state park cave system near Mariana, FL.
Senior Diver Enters Blue Springs Cavern
A baby boomer scuba diver enters and holds onto a rock on the bottom to overcome the freeshwater flow emanating out of the Blue Springs cave and out through the cavern opening into Merritts Mill Pond in Marianna, FL.
Bigmouth Bass - Blue Springs State Park
An adult full sized Bigmouth Bass swims along the grass border in the shallow, clear freshwaters of Blue Springs state park. Blue Springs is the head spring that feeds Merritts Mill Pond a seven mile lake in Mariana, FL.
Florida Bigmouth Bass - Blue Springs State Park
A Florida Bigmouth Bass cruising the shallow clear water bottom near the Blue Springs Cavern at Blue Springs state park in Marianna, FL in September 2013.
Bigmouth Bass close up.
Big Mouth Bass Cruising Merrits Mill Pond
A large Big Mouth Bass cruises the rocky bottom near downed Cypress trees in the clear freshwaters of Merritts Mill Pond near Marianna, FL.
Peninsula Cooter Turtle Swimming
A Peninsula Cooter, Pseudemys floridana peninsularis, swimming in the freshwater shallows above the aquatic plants in Merrits Mill Pond on a summer day in Marianna, FL.
Penisula Cooter Turtle Reflection
A Penisula Cooter Turtle and bottom aquatic plants reflect of the surface of the clear freshwaters of Merritts Mill Pond on a summer day in Marianna, FL.
Bigmouth Bass Posing - Merritts Mill Pond
A Bigmouth Bass poses up close for the underwater photographer near Shangri-La Springs in Merritts Mill Pond. This bass remained stationary for over 15 minutes allowing multiple photographs.
Congregation of Bass and Blue Gill in between the Cypress Trees near Twin Caves at Merritts Mill Pond.
Bluegill School - Blue Springs Cavern
A large school of Bluegill swim in formation along the Blue Springs cavern wall heading with the freshwater outflow current out torward the opening into Merritts Mill Pond in Marianna, FL.
Bass Passageway - Blue Springs State Park
A Florida Bigmouth Bass swims through a clear freshwater passageway in the grass at the Blue Springs State Park swimming area in Marianna, FL in September 2013.
Panoramic View - Blue Springs State Park
A waterborne panoramic view of Blue Springs State Park on the north end of Merritts Mill Pond in Marianna, FL on a warm sunny summer day. Blue Springs is the head spring and one of seven springs that feed Merritts Mild Pond with clear freshwater.