Swimming With Giants – Photos from Snorkeling in Hawaii

Back in the day I had a pretty solid underwater photography setup that I was very fond of.  However, as most frequent travelers may attest, valuables do not last.  There was an incident with my equipment and it has taken me quite some time to even get the interest in gathering new gear.  However with a too appealing holiday deal on a Canon G9 X Mark II (which is one of the better point and shoot cameras out in my opinion) I couldn’t help but revisit the photos from my snorkel trip to Hawaii primarily around the island of Oahu.

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aww look at me go

I went on several of the regular snorkel cruises with a group and several private and also one specifically to find whales(and oh boy did we find them).  I don’t have a specific recommendation for a company as I jumped around and was taken out by some locals as well.  I will say if you are staying in a hotel with a concierge, the companies booked through them are typically very good.

Anyway here is a select group of my photos.

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Feeding a Pufferfish
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Swimming baby Lovecraft Monster
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This guy though he could hide from me
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Turtle Learning to Walk
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School of Fish
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A nice orderly school of fish

Here is one encounter with a dolphin pod, these suckers are super quick.

This one got up nice and close that curious creature.

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Oh Hai Mark
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I was trying to race this guy but the whole tortoise hair thing ya know…

Here’s a few more with some turtles.

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A slippery eel doing what it does best…hiding

A few rays…

Now lets get into the bigger stuff.

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Ok, gotcha haha I’m so funny ok anyway…


If it needs to be said, yes I was essentially pooping myself during all of the remaining photographs.

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He seems nice enough…


This ones curiosity was a bit more unnerving…

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And of course lastly, my favorite photo that I have ever taken…

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If you are interested in more of these or buying them have a look at my shutterstock account username: robertzwinchell  email: robertzwinchell@gmail.com

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