Anemone fish with eggs. I spent most of the dive waiting to get the fish and eggs together in the same shot. © 2021 Frank Gradyan
I started diving shortly after moving to Guam, about nine years ago. I quickly fell in love with being underwater and soon developed a passion for underwater photography. I am quite fortunate to be able to dive year round in warm tropical waters and I enjoy showing the variety of sea life that we have on Guam. My current setup is a Canon SL1, two DS-160 Strobes, with either a 60mm macro lens or 10-17mm fisheye lens.
Octopus. I found a few pairs of mating octopus on this dive and this one was out swimming and moving along the coral. © 2021 Frank Gradyan
Nudibranch. I shoot a lot of nudibranchs here but this one was one of the more beautiful species that I have seen. © 2021 Frank Gradyan
White mouth moray. Normally shy, so I was happy that this one stayed out and posed for a few minutes. © 2021 Frank Gradyan
Green sea turtle. There are a lot of turtles here and at a few sites they are very curious and fun to take photos of. © 2021 Frank Gradyan
Frogfish. These are a rare find on Guam. Luckily this one stayed in the same area for a few weeks. © 2021 Frank Gradyan
Saw-blade shrimp. Not a species that we normally have on Guam, so we were very excited to find some. © 2021 Frank Gradyan
Anemone. This is from one of our marine preserves. © 2021 Frank Gradyan
Bumblebee shrimp. One of my favorite creatures to see. © 2021 Frank Gradyan
Whip coral goby. On a very colorful whip coral. © 2021 Frank Gradyan
Frank Gradyan is a watchmaker living on Guam. Besides being a watchmaker, Frank is also a divemaster and a trusty guide for his local dive shop. When not on Guam, you can catch him diving the waters of the Philippines and Indonesia. Follow Frank on Instagram @fgradyan3 for more photos of Guam and beyond!