I was glowing with joy and bubbling with happiness as I emerged from the ocean this morning.
The water was at its warmest, so it was truly a joy to spend two and a half hours swimming with several Manta Rays, a Spotted Eagle Ray, several Sea Turtles, countless fishies and, best of all, the fun group of Maui Pink Cap Swimmers.
Recent high surf has stirred up the ocean and visibility has been slow to recover; well, sort of, considering some big sets are still rolling in. Maybe I'm just a bit too impatient to be back swimming.
Anyway, the only reason I got to see this Spotted Eagle Ray this morning was because it swam up to me to say, "Hi!"
The recent spate of high surf has robbed us of our pretty little sandy beach.
Not to worry, though. This happens every few years and the sand will be back all nice and clean in a few months. This scrubbing of our beach is actually a very nice service provided by mother nature. Thank you.
Do you think shots like these happen by themselves? No way!
Although I took these snapshots yesterday at my friends' wedding, they were all carefully staged by a professional wedding photographer (whose name I do not yet know) while I cheated and shot from behind her.
I'm a guy who likes to get out into the ocean several times each week and interact with the creatures I encounter there. I often swim with dolphins, sharks, rays, and whales. Check out my photos on my website: www.TropicalLight.com