Ofu Island, The National Park of American Samoa.
Credit Hemingway for the title. I'm not sure if the old man of the sea ever made it to the South Pacific, but I'm sure he would have really enjoyed the Manua islands here in American Samoa. These are some of the most magnificent islands in the world and they are way off the radar of most travelers and photographers.
The owners of Vaoto Lodge have only seen one tourist since we left there in early October! It's a remote and wild South Pacific paradise you can have all to yourself...
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brandstaetter (15915) 2010-01-07 3:14
great one, wonderful place! The different depths and perspectives over and under water are amazing.
As you use the same camera I have to ask what underwater equipment do you use ?
manudautriche (4348) 2010-01-07 3:36
Ce sont de magnifique couleurs bleu turquoise que tu nous fait partager avec une technique de photos sous-marine parfaite,bravo.
CLODO (35608) 2010-01-07 7:05
Superb double picture mixing the mountainy island and the sand underwater. I thought you used an underwater device to protect your camera. Absolute marvelous sea hues.
siam2005 (1566) 2010-01-09 5:49
The place and the sea are wonderful and your shot is great!
Excellent light and fantastic composition.
PainDivine69 (175) 2010-01-21 3:48
WOW - great effect. Using the water surface to divide the picture into two parts looks very nice. Very well done.
Have a nice day,
irimi (890) 2010-01-29 5:52
You've done great job with including the underwater to present the island. Looking peaceful.
purplepirate710 (0) 2010-03-12 18:01
this picture is beyond amazing! i love it!
AnaRita (1741) 2010-03-23 6:39
Olá Michael, you lucky b4stard... :D
This is incredible. I want to go there too!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing this bit of paradise,
svefay (810) 2010-05-10 3:37
an amazing shot again...
thank you for sharing us your beautifull pictures.
korbee (6619) 2010-05-28 8:32
You have the skill,the right gear,the best possible locations,nothing can go wrong Mike,incredible work
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-06-24 5:36
WHAT A POV
WHAT COLORS !!
I NEED TO GO INSIDE THERE .... NOW !!!
MANY THANKS FOR SHARING
jimmj63 (2323) 2014-02-25 11:48
loking at this shot I can see only: "wow, it isn't possible"