Coney Grouper

Photograph by Bates Littlehales

Hovering over a bed of brain coral, a coney grouper regards the OceanEye camera used to photograph it. In the 1960s photographer Bates Littlehales, with the help of marine biologist Walter Starck, designed OceanEye, a Plexiglas bubble-encased housing, to allow photographers to use Nikon cameras underwater.