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Hawaii has long been a favourite dive destination, due to its year-round warm waters and unique lava formations created by geothermal activity.

Within its underwater reefs, tunnels and archways lives a plethora of endemic species found nowhere else in the ocean, as well as a diver's wishlist of species including sharks, whales, dolphins and turtles.

The Hawaiian archipelago encompasses hundreds of isolated islands, offering some of the world's most exciting diving and surfing opportunities.

For more information and images, please contact timaldred@naturepl.com

Black durgon (Melichthys niger) head portrait, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Black durgon (Melichthys niger) head portrait, Hawaii.
Guard crab (Trapezia sp.), juvenile, on a cushion starfish (Culcita novaeguineae), Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Guard crab (Trapezia sp.), juvenile, on a cushion starfish (Culcita novaeguineae), Hawaii.
Bluestripe snapper (Lutjanus kasmira), Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Bluestripe snapper (Lutjanus kasmira), Hawaii.
Endemic Lemon / Milletseed butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris) and miscellaneous reef fish, swimming around couple snorkeling, Maui, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Endemic Lemon / Milletseed butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris) and miscellaneous reef fish, swimming around couple snorkeling, Maui, Hawaii.
Diver photographing a Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Diver photographing a Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawaii.
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) and photographer, Hawaii. Model released.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) and photographer, Hawaii. Model released.
Stefanie Brendl films Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) underwater, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA, Central Pacific Ocean (MR 389)  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Stefanie Brendl films Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) underwater, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA, Central Pacific Ocean (MR 389)
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Hawaii.
Whale shark {Rhincodon typus} and snorkler, Kona Coast, Hawaii  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Whale shark {Rhincodon typus} and snorkler, Kona Coast, Hawaii
Whale shark {Rhincodon typus} and photographer (James D. Watt), Keahou Bay, Hawaii  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Whale shark {Rhincodon typus} and photographer (James D. Watt), Keahou Bay, Hawaii
Whale shark {Rhincodon typus} and snorkeler, Kona coast, Hawaii  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Whale shark {Rhincodon typus} and snorkeler, Kona coast, Hawaii
Divers with torches silhouetted at the entrance to First Cathedral cave off the Island of Lanai, Hawaii. August 2007. Model released  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Divers with torches silhouetted at the entrance to First Cathedral cave off the Island of Lanai, Hawaii. August 2007. Model released
Divers pictured at the enterance to an underwater lava tube off the Island of Lanai, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Divers pictured at the enterance to an underwater lava tube off the Island of Lanai, Hawaii.
Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) surfacing, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) surfacing, Hawaii.
Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) with head out of the water, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) with head out of the water, Hawaii.
Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) with mouth wide open, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis) with mouth wide open, Hawaii.
Tow-in surfer on Hawaii's big surf at Peahi (Jaws), off Maui, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Tow-in surfer on Hawaii's big surf at Peahi (Jaws), off Maui, Hawaii.
Tow-in surfer on Hawaii's big surf at Peahi (Jaws), off Maui, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Tow-in surfer on Hawaii's big surf at Peahi (Jaws), off Maui, Hawaii.
Helicopter filming tow-in surfer at Peahi (Jaws) off Maui, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Helicopter filming tow-in surfer at Peahi (Jaws) off Maui, Hawaii.
Helicopter and heavy surf, Peahi (Jaws), off Maui, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Helicopter and heavy surf, Peahi (Jaws), off Maui, Hawaii.
Diver and schooling bluelined / blue striped snapper (Lutjanus kasmira) on the wreck of the ^Sea Tiger^ off Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii. Model released  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Diver and schooling bluelined / blue striped snapper (Lutjanus kasmira) on the wreck of the ^Sea Tiger^ off Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii. Model released
Scuba diver photographing schooling bluestripe snapper, (Lutjanus kasmira), Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Scuba diver photographing schooling bluestripe snapper, (Lutjanus kasmira), Hawaii.
Shoal of Bluelined / Bluestriped snapper (Lutjanus kasmira), moving over the reef, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Shoal of Bluelined / Bluestriped snapper (Lutjanus kasmira), moving over the reef, Hawaii.
Reef scene with bluestripe snapper (Lutjanus kasmira), Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Reef scene with bluestripe snapper (Lutjanus kasmira), Hawaii.
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas ) being cleaned by herbivorous cleaner fish species Yellow tangs (Zebrasoma flavescens) and Gold-ring surgeonfish (Ctenochaetus strigosus) that graze algae off of turt...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas ) being cleaned by herbivorous cleaner fish species Yellow tangs (Zebrasoma flavescens) and Gold-ring surgeonfish (Ctenochaetus strigosus) that graze algae off of turt...
Green sea turtle / honu {Chelonia mydas} being cleaned by Yellow tangs {Zebrasoma flavescens} and Goldring surgeonfish, Spotted bristletooth / kole {Ctenochaetus strigosus} Kona Coast, Hawaii Island,...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Green sea turtle / honu {Chelonia mydas} being cleaned by Yellow tangs {Zebrasoma flavescens} and Goldring surgeonfish, Spotted bristletooth / kole {Ctenochaetus strigosus} Kona Coast, Hawaii Island,...
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) being cleaned by surgeonfish, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) being cleaned by surgeonfish, Hawaii.
Goldring surgeonfish (Ctenochaetus strigosus) and yellow tangs (zebrasoma flavescens) cleaning algae from the shell of green turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Goldring surgeonfish (Ctenochaetus strigosus) and yellow tangs (zebrasoma flavescens) cleaning algae from the shell of green turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawaii.
Yellow Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus), Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Yellow Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus), Hawaii.
Yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens), Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens), Hawaii.
Bluestripe snapper (Lutjanus kasmira), Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Bluestripe snapper (Lutjanus kasmira), Hawaii.
Scuba diver views shoal of Racoon butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) Kaiwi Point, Kona, Hawaii, Pacific (MR 356)  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Scuba diver views shoal of Racoon butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) Kaiwi Point, Kona, Hawaii, Pacific (MR 356)
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), with dorsal fin protruding from sea surface, with pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) accompanying, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), with dorsal fin protruding from sea surface, with pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) accompanying, Hawaii.
Pacific blue marlin {Makaira nigricans mazara} Hawaii  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Pacific blue marlin {Makaira nigricans mazara} Hawaii
Diver on reef with his digital SLR camera in an underwater housing with twin strobes, Kona Coast, Hawaii. Model released.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Diver on reef with his digital SLR camera in an underwater housing with twin strobes, Kona Coast, Hawaii. Model released.
Diver Bud Turpin observes erupting pillow lava at ocean entry of Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island, Hawaii,  Heat waves rising from the lava distort his image. Model released MR 381  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Diver Bud Turpin observes erupting pillow lava at ocean entry of Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island, Hawaii, Heat waves rising from the lava distort his image. Model released MR 381
Videographer Shane Turpin films pillow lava erupting underwater at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, MOdel released MR 382  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Videographer Shane Turpin films pillow lava erupting underwater at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, MOdel released MR 382
Diver Bud Turpin observes erupting pillow lava at ocean entry of Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island, Hawaii. Model released MR 381  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Diver Bud Turpin observes erupting pillow lava at ocean entry of Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island, Hawaii. Model released MR 381
Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) Critically endangered, juvenile female with flipper tag swims over coral reef at Mahukona, Kohala, Hawaiian Island.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) Critically endangered, juvenile female with flipper tag swims over coral reef at Mahukona, Kohala, Hawaiian Island.
Hawaiian monk seal {Monachus schauinslandi} Pacific  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Hawaiian monk seal {Monachus schauinslandi} Pacific
Diver and Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus shauinslandi), Hawaii. Model released.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Diver and Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus shauinslandi), Hawaii. Model released.
Hawaiian monk seal caught in fishing tackle off Kure Atoll, Pacific Ocean. The seal was subsequently freed and released by the photographer.  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Hawaiian monk seal caught in fishing tackle off Kure Atoll, Pacific Ocean. The seal was subsequently freed and released by the photographer.
Slate pencil sea urchins (Heterocentrotus mammillatus) and Pyramid butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis), Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Slate pencil sea urchins (Heterocentrotus mammillatus) and Pyramid butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis), Hawaii.
Slate pencil sea urchins (Heterocentrotus mammillatus) in reef scene, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Slate pencil sea urchins (Heterocentrotus mammillatus) in reef scene, Hawaii.
Slate pencil sea urchins (Heterocentrotus mammillatus), pennantfish / bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes) and moorish idols (Zanclus cornutus) on reef, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Slate pencil sea urchins (Heterocentrotus mammillatus), pennantfish / bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes) and moorish idols (Zanclus cornutus) on reef, Hawaii.
Giant / Commerson's Frogfish (Antennarius commerson) pair on coral reef, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Giant / Commerson's Frogfish (Antennarius commerson) pair on coral reef, Hawaii.
Fisher's seahorse (Hippocampus fisheri) Captive, Kona Hawaii, occur in open ocean off Hawaii in deep water and rise to the water's surface at night, digitally manipulated  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Fisher's seahorse (Hippocampus fisheri) Captive, Kona Hawaii, occur in open ocean off Hawaii in deep water and rise to the water's surface at night, digitally manipulated
Divers and school of Shoulderbar soldierfish (Myripristis kuntee), Hawaii. Model released.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Divers and school of Shoulderbar soldierfish (Myripristis kuntee), Hawaii. Model released.
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