Starting with the first silent underwater film in 1916, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Nassau’s reefs have been backdrops for many films, spanning several decades.
Stuart Cove’s was honored to sink three of the four US Cutters that bore the names of fallen marines.
Since their glory days serving as film props, these wrecks have become a haven for a wonderful array of marine life, from colonies of beautiful, but invasive, lionfish to turtles, barracuda and shoals of Technicolor reef fish.
I no longer have an irrational fear of this predator, although I do respect that whenever I enter the ocean, I am trespassing into their domain.
Part of being a good photographer is knowing how to be a good editor.