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    Was Marvin Gaye playing in your head when you caught this unusual moment? Awesome pictures Don!

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    Amazing pictures as always, Don.
    Heading out to Lana'i from Lahaina early Monday. I hope to catch a glimpse of some of the rare, beautiful and awesome creatures that you capture so well and share with us.

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    Thank you , for the great pictures ! And flashlights.

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    +1000
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    The fish that got away often doesn't really get away; just suffers a slow and painful demise.



    The eel below has a cleaner shrimp in its mouth:



    Selfie reflected in a diver's air bubble headed towards the surface:



    Small turtle blasted off the reef after being awoken by a passing shadow of an eagle ray (seconds after the shot below was taken):





    Frogfish blending in on the corfal to the left of the purple velvet starfish (which is what it is called and what it looks and feels like!):







    A new frogfish recruit to the reef has been around now for about a month (smallest one I have encountered):





    I got a chance to swim with and photograph some juvenile threadfin jacks (African Pompano) which I had never seen before or since:














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    Very nice!

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    Thanks Don!

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    For I a moment thought it's National Geographic thing! Marvelous job 🏻🏻🏻

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    That air bubble selfie is pretty cool.

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    Beautiful!!

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    Nice shrimp eel

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    Don,

    It's been a long time since I last visited. It's wonderful to see you still at it!

    I gotta ask a question - have you considered having a book, or two or a dozen, of your photography published? The quality is as good as anything I've seen and I have to think they would be very successful. Then again, who wants to turn play time into work time....

    All the best my friend,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Codeman View Post
    Don,

    It's been a long time since I last visited. It's wonderful to see you still at it!

    I gotta ask a question - have you considered having a book, or two or a dozen, of your photography published? The quality is as good as anything I've seen and I have to think they would be very successful. Then again, who wants to turn play time into work time....

    All the best my friend,
    Ray
    Thanks for the kind words Ray and everybody else!! I have a cousin who used to do high quality coffee table books based on historical images and other themes. Apparently such have gone by the wayside for the most part in this digital age. I think if I wanted to do something with my images I would have the best shot of some success by finding some local gallery to host some prints. But that would require time and effort and some attempt at blowing my own horn. Doesn't sound like fun and it would certainly cut into the time I have to get out in the water and take the pics.
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    How is the 2017 whale season shaping up there on Maui?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjswarbrick View Post
    How is the 2017 whale season shaping up there on Maui?
    There are a lot of whales but their surface time and activity is less than normal in my experience. The water visability has not been as good as one would hope either. However, I have already had some wonderful encounters and hope for many more in the next couple months!












    I have a new Zodiac along with a custom "observation/swim platform" sled. Below, we had some whales along with single dolphin

    pass by us:

















    Young calf came over for a quick visit. She and her mother were taking it easy for a couple hours at least and mom would alternate

    from floating at the surface while feeding her daughter to napping in a vertical orientation with her chin above the surface. I got some

    drone video of them which is linked at the bottom of this post.







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    Before the new year, there were a few encounters with some breaching worth comment.



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    Stunning pictures as always.

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    Absolutely breathtaking!
    Thanks so much for sharing these with us.
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    Fantastic work...really!
    Check my Web Site: www.Redwayphoto.com

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    Today we got "mugged" buy a pair of whales that visited us along with a few other boats near by.









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    Those are sooo nice

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    I really enjoy this thread. Thank you!
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    These are some of the most amazing pictures I've seen!

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    Wow. Incredible.Thanks for the update!I hope they're all still around at the end of the month

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    These are amazing pictures and make me feel like I was along for the dive! The narrative adds to this experience.

    i went back over the previous threads and noticed the "Mclicky" was introduced in the first picture thread in 2006 post #120. Wow, all of my lights that I actually use have the Mclicky in it. Thank you!

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