Manatee Pacifier - Fanning Springs
A Manatee chews on a dock rope like it is a pacifier while just under the surface of the clear freshwaters of Fanning Springs in January 2016.
Common Moorhen Watches Alligator
American Coot keeps a close watch on an alligator floating on the surface nearby between the lilly pads at Wakulla Springs state park river in February 2015.
Submarine Control Navigator
USS Kamehameha, SSN 642, navigator closely monitors the compass while transiting out of Pearl Harbor, Oahu. Standing high up in the submarine control tower allows the watch to have clear view of the transit area.
SEAL Delivery Vehicle - Shark Demonstration
MK-8 Mod-0 SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) pilot and navigator drive the SDV with a large shark like fin attached to the top of the SDV to simulate a shark scene in Glorietta Bay, Coronado CA for a Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Fourth of July Demonstration.
Freshwater Snail Near the Surface
A Freshwater Snail, believed to be an Apple Snail, just below the water surface attached to a Cypress Tree in Merritts Mill Pond a seven mile long lake in Marianna, FL.
An adolescent Largemouth Bass, Microplerus salmoides, swims around the protective cover of fallen Cypress logs along the shoreline at Morrison Springs state park near Red Bay, FL in May 2012.
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.
Bow and sail view of USS KAMEHAMEHA, SSN 642, on the surface off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii.
Crew of the USS KAMEHAMEAH, SSN 642, and Navy SEALs of the Dry Deck Shelter (DDS) Platoon enjoy a short break in Submarine-DDS operations to hold a swim call off the coast of Hawaii. The DDS is mounted on the submarine deck and serves as a temporary towel rack for the crew.
Navy SEAL Commander serving as Officer in Charge of the SEAL Delivery Vehicle Detachment on Ford Island, HI. Here is a photo of CDR Wood in the water off the port bow of the USS KAMEHAMEHA, a converted ballistic missile submarine on the surface off the coast of Ohau, HI.
Frogman diving an Emerson oxygen rebreather conducted an underwater hydrographic reconnaissance using a reel with line to lay out the search lanes. He returns to the surface bringing the reel and line after completing the U/W hydro recon.
SEAL's swim on the surface connected by a 50' line are snagged & towed by a submarine mast at 4 knots speed. This proceedure is referred to as a Fulton Recovery.
2nd platoon swimming the MK-8 hose demolition grid on the surface, using UDT lifejackets to help float the negative weight of the explosives, to the location where the grid will be implanted.
Dive buddy surfaces under coastal tree overhangs in PNG.
Dry Deck Shelter (DDS) deck crewmen swim a water-resistant outboard motor to SEALs and combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC) waiting above.