Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Hawaiian Monk Seals off Niihau


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 holoholo

holoholo

    Starfish

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 30 July 2018 - 05:30 PM

Jumping off the boat from Kauai to Niihau "Hawaiian Forbidden Island" at Lehua Crater, a rare monk seal came directly up to me and starting hanging out. It got pretty interesting at times being the only one out in the middle of the Pacific on the last inhabitied island in Hawaii, while my coworkers hung out around the corner fixing the anchor points.

monk seals-17-X2.jpg

There are only around 1200 of them known to exist around this area and pretty special to visit under the sea off Niihau wear visibility is around 120'.

kitfurderer.jpg

Photographed with my Canon 5d Mark iii / Nimar Underwater Housing - currently going up for sale in classifieds soon



#2 TimG

TimG

    Sperm Whale

  • Moderator
  • 2178 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amsterdam
  • Interests:Sunlight reefs, warm seas and fine wine. And Manchester City Football Club - English Premier League Champions (again) for 2017-18

Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:45 PM

Nice pics!


Tim
(PADI IDC Staff Instructor and former Dive Manager, KBR Lembeh Straits)
Nikon D500, Nikkors 105mm and 8-15mm, Tokina 10-17mm,  Subal housing

http://www.timsimages.uk
Latest images: http://www.shutterst...lery_id=1940957


#3 diggy

diggy

    Manta Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 483 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mumbai, India
  • Interests:U/W Photography

Posted 31 July 2018 - 12:01 AM

Lovely !

 

Diggy


SERENE I FOLD MY HANDS AND WAIT,    FOR WHAT IS MINE WILL KNOW MY FACE

Diggy          http://www.scubadiggy.com/

Canon7D, Nauticam housing, mini and large dome, canon 100mm, canon 60mm, 10-17 tokina, macro ports, extensions, two inon Z240, Nauticam SMC converter, +3, +5 diopters. Two Sola 2000, One Sola 1200, Go Pro hero 3 Black 


#4 SwiftFF5

SwiftFF5

    Manta Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 491 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Interests:Water Rescue (Public Safety Diving) - yeah, I'm a mud crawler.

Posted 02 August 2018 - 04:04 AM

Looks like great fun, congratulations.


Canon Vixia HF-S30, L&M Bluefin Pro
Public Safety Diver

#5 benoit974

benoit974

    Starfish

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:43 AM

very nice pics



#6 emilyfraser

emilyfraser

    Starfish

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Grand Cayman
  • Interests:Underwater photography (of course!), Yoga instructor.

Posted 27 September 2018 - 11:24 AM

Lovely! I want to get out and see these sometime.


Emily Fraser

emilyfraserphoto@gmail.com

@sea.and.stretch

UW Photography Instructor at Cathy Church's Photo Centre


#7 oftheseaphotography

oftheseaphotography

    Starfish

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 04 October 2018 - 07:58 PM

Awesome shots!