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June 28th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Michael Anderson

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Etu Moana by Michael Anderson
The OP Your Favorite Places galleries get photos from all over the world and today’s Photo Of The Day comes from the remote Cook Islands in the South Pacific.
 
January 11th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Whale Breach 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Whale Breach 1
I love photographing humpback whale breaches. It is one of the most rewarding, but¬†frustrating ways to use a camera. First, I have to be lucky enough to even see a humpback breach. At this point in my whale watching career, I am guessing that I have probably witnessed close to 1000 breaches. Even if I …
 
January 8th, 2013

Ha’apai Humpback Whale Breach 3

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Ha'apai Humpback Whale Breach 3
Now that my new website is online, I am excited to start sharing my spectacular new images from my adventures during the second half of 2012! In July and August, Tony Wu and I co-lead our first Megaptera Mania Tour with 6 wonderful clients. After the Tonga portion of tour was over, I spent a …
 
February 9th, 2012

Ofu Island Over Under 2

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Ofu Island Over Under 2, National Park of American Samoa Ofu Island American Samoa
My regular readers have probably noticed that I have been on an extensive underwater photography binge in the last year. I’ve always said that I aspire to shoot mostly underwater subjects, and am happy that most of my 2012 trips will be at or below the surface. So sticking with that theme, here is another …
 
January 17th, 2012

Ofu Island Coral Over Under 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Ofu Island Coral Over Under 1, National Park of American Samoa, Ofu Island, American Samoa
I spent much of my visit to the US National Park of American Samoa on Ofu Island photographing over-underwater split images. This is one of my favorites. I like the coral reef with the refracted light dancing across the sandy bottom below with the dramatic scenery and clouds above. There are even a few tropical …
 
January 13th, 2012

Ofu Island Sunset 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Ofu Island Sunset 1, National Park of American Samoa, Ofu Island, American Samoa
Since I returned home last week, I have not had a lot of time to edit my new images, but this one is definitely worth sharing. I photographed this dramatic sunset while visiting the US National Park of American Samoa on Ofu Island last month. It took a lot of effort to travel this out-of-the-way …