This picture was taken by an underwater video camera instrumented into a DUMAND string. Video data was digitized and sent through 30 km long DUMAND shore cable by using an optical laser. The video camera was in the string above the junction box in the normal orientation. But, we were deploying the string upside down at this time and that's why the camera is looking up the ocean surface.
You can see the bottom of the ship (Thomas G. Thompson; Univ. of Washington) in the background.
This is a picture taken just after the junction box had touched down the ocean floor. The video camera is looking down the junction box and ocean floor.