Bowfin Swimming - Blue Springs
Bowfin, Amia calva, cruising the shallow murky freshwater of Blue Springs near Ocalla, FL. Bowfins are an order of primitive ray-finned fish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diver Swims Through Tape Grass
A baby boomer scuba diver swims through an underwater field of tape grass leading away from the Blue Springs cave in Merritts Mill Pond in Marianna, FL.
Pumpkin Carving Underwater - Blue Springs
A group of scuba divers carve pumpkins underwater on Halloween morning at Blue Springs state park in Mariana, FL in preparation for underwater carving competion and halloween celebration that night.
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.
Technical Cave Diver - Blue Spring Cave
A technical cave diver lines up and prepares to enter the strong current outflow from the Blue Springs Cave at the north end of Merritts Mill Pond in Vernon, FL.
Spotted Sunfish School - Merrits Mill Pond
A school of Spotted Sunfish swim over the sandy bottom passageway near the tape grass in the clear freshwaters by Blue Springs cave at the northern end of Merritts Mill Pond in Marianna, FL on a warm sunny day in September 2013.
Spotted Sunfish - Blue Spring Park
A Spotted Sunfish, Stumpknocker, hiding under floating tape grass near Blue Springs cave at a state park in Mariana, FL in September 2013.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
A young Florida Gar image reflects off the surface of the water in the very shallow one to two foot deep waters of Blue Springs near Williston, FL.
Young Florida Gar roam the shallow waters of Blue Springs near Williston, FL. The Florida Gar in the foreground and background are in about two feet of water near the protection of the plant growth.
Locals float in leisure as others jump from the dive platform into the 27 feet deep waters at Blue Springs on a hot day in July. Below the crystal clear 72 degree waters live marine life such as Aligator Gars, Snapping Turtles, Sunfish and Bluegill.