Unlike all the other squat lobsters I’ve photographed in warm tropical waters, the squat lobsters (Munida quadrispina) in the Pacific Northwest can grow quite large – with their main body sections being up to almost three inches long. Which makes for some amusingly long claw…

Another giant fish of the PNW, Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) can grow to about 5 feet long and weigh up to 120 pounds! When they swim through the water they move like torpedoes – only needing a few thrusts of their tails to get some incredible…

The Wolf Eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus) is another hallmark Pacific Northwest site while diving, and my friends there made sure to get me to some dive sites that had them. I only once saw one out swimming which is not super common, but even seeing them…