Submerged Forest was filmed in the Anacapa Island Marine Protected Area.
The kelp forest is thriving here because it is a "no take" area where fishing and taking of marine life is strictly prohibited by law.
It is one way to preserve the balance of a delicate ecosystem where nature can take care of itself, if left alone.
Filmed on a Fuji F-10 compact camera in a Fuji underwater housing. 720x480 standard def, upscaled to 16x9 720p in Cyberlink Power Director.
I composed the original soundtrack music using Sony Music Studio Acid Loops.
© Randy Smith 2011