SHANE KEENA@smkeenaphotography

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SHANE KEENA

Heading into the weekend like Crush here flapping in the Palauan big blue!
Enjoy the weekend...Monday's come way to quickly. 😭

On a more serious note, while seemingly abundant worldwide, the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is still listed as endangered with decreasing numbers by the IUCN.
Unfortunately and tragically, they are still hunted and their eggs collected, a legal practice still in some countries.

Canon gear, @nauticamhousings , Zen dome,Sea&Sea strobes
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Flap Your Wings - Empowerment Enterprises
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SHANE KEENA

Many of my fellow photographers know that sadly, the amazing photography platform of National Geographic's Your Shot is coming to an end as we know it.
Today I was informed that one of my human impact images was featured in one of it's last three assignments, "A Planet in Balance". I am deeply honored and overwhelmed.

This assignment was curated from a collection of images which drew over 13,000 submissions, in partnership with Photofest https://www.photofest.mx , the selected images will be exhibited in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, later this year.

Thank you editors and thank you NatGeo.

#natgeoyourshot

Stoke Foundry
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SHANE KEENA

Something a bit different for me. While in Tonga recently, a trek to Swallows Cave gave me the chance to photograph freedivers with baitfish in this really unique location.
Here, the lovely @bobcatlisa elegantly ascendeds amongst hundreds of baitfish.
Thanks to my incredibly talented friend @jferraragallery for letting me flank him to shoot his girlfriend!

@canonusa Eos-5D3, 16-35mm, @nauticamhousings
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Swallows Cave
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SHANE KEENA

Sooo many dolphins!!! Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) playfully rise from the white, sandy bottom off of Bimini in the Bahamas.
Many of the Spotted dolphins, particularly those found around the Bahamas, have become habituated to human contact, yet they always determine the outcome of the swim encounters with us humans.

@canonusa EOS-5D3, 8-15mm @nauticamhousings , Zen 230
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Bahama Blue
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SHANE KEENA

On the move.
A brief passing on the reef below from this beautiful Humpback mother and calf.
I often find myself searching for the proper adjectives to describe these type of encounters with Humpback whales. The words exist yet they stall at the tip of the tongue. It is incredibly moving to share the waters with these sentient ocean leviathans, even if for brief moments.

@canonusa EOS-5D3, 8-15mm, @nauticamhousings , Zen port, ambient light
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Mama&Baby Co.
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SHANE KEENA

Ofa atu!
Big swells and whales. After a long day on the water, we came across this energetic Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangilae) putting on a breach-a-thon, repeatedly half back breaching and tail lobbing...a nice way to close out a Tongan afternoon.

@canonusa EOS-1DX, 100-400 mk II, f/8, 1/2500 sec.

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High Five Jumpers
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SHANE KEENA

A small pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) playfully come in for a closer look just off of Bimini in the Bahamas in some of the most absurdly aqua blue waters imaginable.
Many of the Spotted dolphins, particularly those found around the Bahamas, have become habituated to human contact, yet they always determine the outcome of the swim encounters with us humans.

@canonusa EOS-5D3, 8-15mm @nauticamhousings , Zen 230 *w/@cassiejensenphotography *
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Bahama Blue
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SHANE KEENA

An adult Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangilae) tail lobbing at the surface in the South Pacific.
Tail lobbing is an act of repeatedly slapping the large fluke on the water as a form of short range communication with other whales in the area.
The fluke of a humpback can reach 12-15 feet in width and the underside of each whale is distinctly unique which scientists use as a "fingerprint " to catalogue each whale.

Canon EOS-1DX, 100-400 mk II
*with @cassiejensenphotography*

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Tail-Waggers
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SHANE KEENA

A pair of Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) curiously come in for a closer look just off of Bimini in the Bahamas.
Many of the Spotted dolphins, particularly those found around the Bahamas, have become habituated to human contact, yet they always determine the outcome of the swim encounters with us humans.

@canonusa EOS-5D3, 8-15mm @nauticamhousings , Zen 230 DP.

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It's Better In The Bahamas
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SHANE KEENA

Is there anything more adorable than a baby dolphin??? Tough call but swimming with these cheeky Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Gin clear waters of Bimini is unequivocally pretty darned amazing!
Many of the Spotted dolphins, particularly those found around the Bahamas, have become habituated to human contact, yet they always determine the outcome of the swim encounters with us humans.

@canonusa EOS-5D3, 8-15mm @nauticamhousings , Zen 230
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It's Better In The Bahamas
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SHANE KEENA

Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) playfully come in for a closer look just off of Bimini in the Bahamas.
Many of the Spotted dolphins, particularly those found around the Bahamas, have become habituated to human contact, yet they always determine the outcome of the swim encounters with us humans.

@canonusa EOS-5D3, 8-15mm @nauticamhousings , Zen 230 DP.

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It's Better In The Bahamas
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SHANE KEENA

A curious and playful Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) known as "Arugula" at The Wild Dolphin Project comes in for a close look.

While many of the spotted dolphins, particularly those found around Bahamian waters, have become habituated to humans, it is always them that determine the outcome of these encounters.

@canonusa EOS 5D3, 8-15mm fisheye shot at 12mm, @nauticamhousings , Zen dome.

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It's Better In The Bahamas
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SHANE KEENA

A very curious and rather cheeky Humpback calf (Megaptera novaeangilae) comes in real close to check me out.

This playful leviathan was frolicking around at the surface ,doing some mini tail swishes before swimming directly towards my dome port and then finally diving back down to mom resting below.

@canonusa EOS-5D3, 8-15mm fisheye, @nauticamhousings , Zen DP 230

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In your face
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SHANE KEENA

Bahamian baby!
Is there anything more adorable than a baby dolphin???
Tough call but swimming with these cheeky Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Gin clear waters of Bimini is unequivocally pretty darned amazing!
Many of the Spotted dolphins, particularly those found around the Bahamas, have become habituated to human contact, yet they always determine the outcome of the swim encounters with us humans.

@canonusa EOS-5D3, 8-15mm @nauticamhousings , Zen 230 *with @cassie.jensen.photography *

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It's Better In The Bahamas
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SHANE KEENA

Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) playfully come in for a closer look just off of Bimini in the Bahamas.
Many of the Spotted dolphins, particularly those found around the Bahamas, have become habituated to human contact, yet they always determine the outcome of the swim encounters with us humans.

@canonusa EOS-5D3, 8-15mm @nauticamhousings , Zen 230
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It's Better In The Bahamas
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SHANE KEENA

A small pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) front and center in the gin clear waters of Bimini in the Bahamas.

On this #nationalwildlifeday I wanted to share some underwater Bahamian wildlife beauty of an amazing country that has tragically, just endured one of the most devastating natural disasters in their history. Please donate to reputable charities to help where you can.

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It's Better In The Bahamas
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SHANE KEENA

Ofa atu!

After a long day on the water, we came across this energetic Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangilae) putting on a breach-a-thon, repeatedly half back breaching and tail lobbing...a nice way to close out a Tongan afternoon.

Canon EOS-1DX, 100-400 mk II, f/8, 1/2500 sec.

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HI FIVE BAR
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SHANE KEENA

Big mama humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangilae) doing some massive chin slaps in the South Pacific.
There are many ideas about why these great leviathans breach, tail lob, pec and chin slap, etc. ranging from methods of communication to play, to removing barnacles and other parasites from their skin.
I like to think mama here was simply doing her best skin care regimen while banging her massive head into those sapphire blue Tongan waters.

Canon EOS-1DX, 100-400, 1/3200 sec, f/7.1

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BiorΓ© Skincare
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SHANE KEENA

Continuing with my above and below run of Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangilae) images is this spectacular breach from a mama humpback.

This beautiful leviathan woke up from her afternoon snooze and put on one of the best breaching shows I've ever seen, rocketing out of the South Pacific repeatedly before settling down.
Kingdom of Tonga
Canon EOS-1DX. 100-400 mk II
*with @cassiejensenphotography expeditions *

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Rocket Launcher
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SHANE KEENA

"Swish"
I often find myself searching for the proper adjectives to describe these type of encounters with Humpback whales. The words exist yet they stall at the tip of the tongue. It is incredibly moving to share the waters with these sentient ocean leviathans...a creature who is equally curious about you as you are of it.
This cheeky humpback rolled and frolicked at the surface before giving me an up close swish of it's fluke and returning back down to mom resting below.

@canonusa EOS-5D3, 8-15mm, @nauticamhousings , Zen port, ambient light
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Tail Waggers
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SHANE KEENA

Lift off.

A big mama Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangilae) wakes up from her early afternoon snooze and proceeded to launch out of the water with a variety of breaching including some massive chin slaps.

If you look closely you can see the numerous cookie cutter shark bites on her rostrum...ouch.
Canon EOS-1DX , 100-400 @canonusa

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Tonga
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SHANE KEENA

Juxtaposing the intimacy of this amazing encounter versus the power and energy of my previous post.

This beautiful mother Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangilae) slowly cruised past me as I lay as motionless as possible focusing on her eye contact.
I find myself at a loss for words trying to find the adjectives to describe these special moments between two sentient creatures...in fact I'm not sure if such a word exists, but these are the moments that move you to your very core.
@canonusa EOS-5d3, 16-35mm, @nauticamhousings , Zen dome

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Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga
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