Maui time (Pictures) - 3

Ladd

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A very special place for sure! Paradise. Thanks for sharing.
 

McGizmo

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I visited Kona on the big island of Hawaii a couple months back and swam with some dolphin and sharks:

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The oceanic white tip has been credited for many fatalities; especially in the Pacific during WWII.
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Back on Maui

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Whales are here now but not in the numbers we saw last couple years.

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Str8stroke

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As always Don, those are some killer pics. I always enjoy viewing them. I usually come back twice! Thanks for taking the time to share them.
 

Jannojj

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Thank you great pictures ! You even got the picture of the rare steel whale.
 

Barefootone

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Hello Don,
So nice to see your pictures of paradise. Knowing friendly is still with us gives us hope for a bright future for our friends of the deep.Thank you for sharing.
It's been some time since I have been here on CPF, but I do try to keep up. I'm still battling cancer almost four years now and I'm still kicking cancer's ***.
Once again thanks for sharing your paradise.
All my best,
Jeff
 

StrikerDown

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I've often wondered how you get such amazing underwater photograpns, til you explained it above... "fish eye lens"
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McGizmo

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At the end of whale season, we were very fortunate to encounter a pair of oceanic manta rays in some form of courtship ritual. For 45 minutes or so, I was in the water with them and they would continue to come back to us and our little boat.

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They would swim right at us and made contact a few times.

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My friend Kristen with the rays:

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It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. To have eye contact and be a focal point of interest to these majestic creatures was really cool and for it to continue beyond a few close encounters; breathtaking!

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With the whales gone, it's back to visiting the other critters.

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twice, a couple weeks apart, I had the fortune of catching a glimpse of a good sized tiger shark as it passed by me. Both times, I tried to catch up for a photo op but only the second time was I able to at least get a "proof" shot. It would take off when I pursued it.



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Drone shot of the reef I spend most of my time exploring:

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onetrickpony

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I saw a notification on my phone...What a wonderful thing to get a notification for, thank you for sharing, beautiful pictures!
 
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