Pics from Huahine, French Polynesia

bmwardo

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Hey all, I was doing some spring computer cleaning and found my snorkeling shots from our honeymoon in French Polynesia. I figured I would share some of my favorites. Overall, where I was, the fish and animal life was fantastic under the water but I was disappointed with the coral life (granted I was always within the lagoon area). Anyways please enjoy. I will see how many decent shots I can round up:
This is Huahine, the island we spent most of our time on:
This particular section has no roads whatsoever, so the islanders only access it by boat/canoe.
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This hut sits on reef that drops dramatically infront of it, the currents are excellent here so they farm black pearls right in the middle of the lagoon.
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Getting in the water:
This was about the extent of the SPS, just large patches of staghorn.
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More coming...
 

bmwardo

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In the water...

In the water...

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After following some Moorish Idols I came upon a Crown of Thorns
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Here is a close up:
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Many clams, just stuck right inside the rock:
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bmwardo

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Anemones

Anemones

I found this anemone(Heteractis magnifica? Anyone know for certain?) with a family of Damsels:
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Up Close:
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The mother wasn't soo keen on me next to her home!
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A bit later I found a massive crop of anemones covering both sides of this boulder, it was just fantastic!
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bmwardo

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I am happy to share, it really was a beautiful place.

I almost forgot this little guy, I was barely able to get a shot of this blue spotted boxfish:
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bmwardo

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9831728#post9831728 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Reef'in Colorado
Nice pics!! What type of camera was used?

Hey, Thanks! I actually just used my Nikon coolpix 3200 in a plastic housing
 
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