Laura Karol and Billy Engel stop at an arch on the City of Washington wreck during their underwater wedding party off the Upper Keys. (Photo by Tim Grollimund)
Grunts open wide in a photo that columnist and photographer Tim Grollimund took in an advanced photography seminar in the Keys. Following a butterflyfish into a school of grunts often yields good opportunities to shoot the grunts presenting themselves for cleaning, Grollimund says.
A main use of morring buoys along the reef tract is to mitigate damage that can be caused by anchors, like the abandoned anchor seen at the Blue Hole, north of Molasses Reef. (Photo by Tim Grollimund)
A yellow stingray cruises along the ocean floor off the Upper Keys. The fish are in decline in the waters of the Keys, but increasing populations are being seen in the waters of Jamaica. (Photo by Tim Grollimund)
Islamorada diver Patti Gross snagged three lionfish on one dive at Conch Reef over Labor Day weekend 2010. Gross is one of the divers permitted to capture the fish in protected areas of the Sanctuary. (Photo by David Gross)
Beneficial or intrusive? A spanish hogfish nips a loggerhead turtle at a ‘cleaning station’ on the reef off the Upper Keys. (Photo by Tim Grollimund)
Ken Nedimyer works with Leno David of The Nature Conservancy and Lauri Mac Laughlin of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in the staghorn coral nursery. (Photo by Tim Grollimund)