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Geographically, Polynesia may be conceived as a triangle with its three corners at Hawai'i, New Zealand, and Easter Island. The other main island groups located within the Polynesian triangle are Samoa, Tonga, and various other island chains.

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Grey Reef Shark

Grey Reef Shark

A Grey Reefshark at Fakarava Pass in French Polynesia. Olympus m720SW and UFL-1 strobe.
Photocomp July '11 - Open

Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant

A Humpback Whale taken at Vava'u, Tonga. Nikon F80, Sea&Sea Housing, Nikon AF20mm.
Photocomp June '11 - Open

Grey Reefshark

Grey Reefshark

This photo is of a Grey Reefshark taken at Fakarava Pass in French Polynesia using a housed Olympus m720SW with an UFL-1 strobe.
Photocomp June '11 - Open

Lemon Shark

Lemon Shark

A Lemon Shark taken at Tapu Bora Bora in French Polynesia using a housed Olympus m720SW with an UFL-1 strobe.
Photocomp June '11 - Open

Who are you calling big nose

Who are you calling big nose

Unicornfish on a night dive at Bora Bora, French Polynesia using an Olympus and strobe.
Photocomp May '11- Open

Forty-tonne ballerinas

Forty-tonne ballerinas

Synchronous swimming by a pair of adolescent humpback whales is suggestive of courtship behaviour. Nikon D90, Tokina 10-17mm lens, Patima housing. Taken in Vava'u, Tonga.
Photocomp March '11 - Open

Whoah!

Whoah!

A chance encounter with a lone whaleshark in the clear waters of Vava'u, Tonga. Nikon D90, Tokina 10-17mm, Patima Housing.
Photocomp February '11 - Open

Play time

Play time

A playful juvenile humpback comes in close to investigate this strange visitor to its environment. Taken in Vava'u, Tonga. Camera: Sony Cybershot N-1 with Sea & Sea wide angle conversion lens.
Photocomp November '10 - Novice

Majestic

Majestic

Silhouette of a Napoleon Wrasse. Fakarava. French Ponynesia. Nikon D200, Seacam Housing, Seacam 250 Strobe
Photocomp August '10 - Open

Danger Zone

Danger Zone

Schooling blacktip reef sharks. Fakarava. French Polynesia. Nikon D200, Seacam Housing, Seacam 250 Strobe
Photocomp August '10 - Open

Tomcat humpback

Tomcat humpback

Humpback Whales in Ha'apai, Tonga. After four years here I still cannot believe I get to swim with these graceful giants.
Photocomp August '10 - Open

Black-tip Reefshark

Black-tip Reefshark

I love this shot because not only it shows how beautiful this Black-tip Reefshark is but it also has a peaceful and an angelic quality to the animal. Moorea Island, French Polynesia.
Photocomp March '10 - Open

Humpback Whale and Calf

Humpback Whale and Calf

A Humpback whale protects its calf in the deep blue waters of the Vava'u Islands, Kingdom of Tonga.
Photocomp January '10 - Open

Newborn

Newborn

I actually had to move my camera after taking this shot of this newborn humpback whale else it might have knocked the port. Tonga.
Photocomp November '09 - Open

Falcon Hawkfish

Falcon Hawkfish

A Falcon Hawkfish taken on a recent trip to Tonga.
Photocomp September '07 - Novice

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