Whitesaddle Goatfish (Parupeneus porphyreus), a Hawaiian endemic fish, schooling off a reef at Maui, Hawaii.
Four predators approach
I looked up towards the surface to see four predators approaching, three Bluefin Trevalley (Caranx melampygus) and one Giant Trevalley a.k.a Ulua (Ulua aukea), while scuba diving off the backwall (at bottom of image) of Molokini Crater, off Maui, Hawaii.
Blue-eye Damselfish (Plectroglyphiododon johnsonianus)
A pair of Blue-eye Damselfish (Plectroglyphiododon johnsonianus) next to a Molokini Crater reef near Maui, Hawaii.
Brick and Bigscale soldierfishes
Brick and Bigscale soldierfishes aggregated (Myripristiis amaena and M. berndti) under a ledge at Molokini Crater, Maui, Hawaii.
I Looked up to observe Pennant Butterfyfish (Heniochus diphreutes) feeding on zooplankton with surf forming the background off the backwall of Molokini Crater near Maui Island, Hawaii.
Bigscale and Epaulette soldierfish in and near a crevice
Bigscale and Epaulette soldierfish (Myripristis berndti and kuntee) and a few other fish cluster in and near a crevice under a submgered sponge and coraline algae encrusted lava boulder off Molokini Crater near Maui, Hawaii, USA.
Eyestripe Surgeonfish (Acanthurus dussumieri)
A group of Eyestripe Surgeonfish (Acanthurus dussumieri) feeding near a reef on the Kona coast, Hawaii.
Orangeband Surgeonfish (Acanthurus olivaceus) feeding cooperatively on turf algae.
A male Bullethead Parrot (Chlororus sordidus) fish takes aim before biting into turf algae growing substrate while a juvenile Orangeband Surgeonfish (Acanthurus olivaceus) looks on.
A group of Blacklip Butterflyfish (Chaetodon kleinii) cruising the Kona coast, Hawaii.
Agile Chromis schooling over Finger Coral
Agile Chromis (Chromis agilis) schooling over Finger Coral (Porites compressa).
Racoon Butterflyfish pair
Racoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) pair foraging near a lava rock reef encrusted with life at Kona, Hawaii.
Hawaiian Garden Eels
Hawaiian Garden Eels (Gorgasia hawaiienesis), an endemic fish species off the Big Island, Hawaii.
Hawaiian Dascyllus and Bicolor Anthias
Hawaiian Dascyllus (Dascyllus albisella) and Bicolor Anthias (Pseudanthias bicolor) hover over a dead coral head.
Four Racoon Butterfyfish swim by
Four Racoon Butterfyfish (Chaetodon lunula) swim by as a group.
Mackerel Scad (Decapterus macarellus).
Juvenile surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae)
Juvenile surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae): two Thompson's Surgeonfish (Acanthurus thompsoni) with one Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens).
Schooling Bluestripe Snapper
Schooling Bluestripe Snapper (Lutjanus kasmira).
Closeup of a Milletseed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon citrinellus) in a tight school off Kaui, Hawaii, USA during the spring.
Schooling Whitebar Surgeonfish swim by.
Schooling Whitebar Surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucopareius) swim by.
Yellowstripe Goatfish schooled up off the Kona coast
Yellowstripe Goatfish schooled (Mulloidichthys flavolineatus) up off the Kona coast, The Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
Ornate Butterfyfish pair
Close-up of an Ornate Butterfyfish (Chaetodon ornatissimus) pair photographed while scuba diving the Kona coast, Hawaii Island during the spring.
Saddleback Butterfyfish pair
A Saddleback Butterfyfish (Chaetodon ephippium) pair photographed while scuba diving the Kona coast, Hawaii Island.
Juvenile Saddle Wrasse
Juvenile Saddle Wrasse (Thalassoma duperrey) photographed while scuba diving the Kona coast, Hawaii Island.
Racoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) schooling off the Kona coast, Hawaii Island. This photograph was taken while scuba diving with Jack's Diving Locker at Pawai Bay.
Pyramid Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis) photographed while scuba diving off the Kona coast, Hawaii Island.
Yellowfin Goatfish (Mulloidichthys vanicolensis) schooled off the Kona coast, Hawaii Island during the spring. This photograph was taken while scuba diving with Jack's Diving Locker at Sand Channel Pawai Bay.