Polynesian Megaliths: Ha'amonga a Maui, Niutoua, Tonga

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Ian Stehbens on July 15, 2008

Epiphytic plants adorn the megaliths that comprise Ha'amonga a Maui.

EVA_L on July 16, 2008

Contrast forms and contrast colours look very harmoniously together. Wonderful image, Yan!

Best wishes. Eva

Ian Stehbens on July 16, 2008

I am truly happy that you see this beauty, too, Eva.

Yours truly,


Antonietta * on July 16, 2008

Wonderful shot Ian The nature is so strange, it surprises us every moment. Greetings

Ian Stehbens on July 16, 2008

Thankyou Antonietta.

I think I am one of a very few visitors or even the only one who has taken this kind of photo here. I watched many others come and they seem to all take pictures of the trilithon with themselves or others standing under it. But no one seems to see the small beauties like this that are all around. Interesting behaviour isn't it?

Thank you for sharing in my little joy and surprise.


©Würmer on July 16, 2008

come share with me in enjoying this little beauty on our balcony

M and R on July 19, 2008

Like this one, including the spider webs.R

Marilyn Whiteley on July 19, 2008

"Interesting behaviour isn't it?"

Such common behaviour. Thank you for an uncommon photograph. Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on July 19, 2008

Thank you Robyn for zooming in, or have you seen it on the screen in Ben's presentation on Tonga? It really was a great joy to have him with us. He will be an excellent photographer. He certainly impressed his Granddad. Dad

And Marilyn, while I did take quite a few images looking through the archway of the trilithon, there wasn't enough interest either way to create a framed image for you...except for the one that is uploaded, in which my grandson, (Ben is now 10) lay down to act as the equinox pointer, replicating an engraving on the top of the lintel.

So it does pay to look up as little glimpses like this are the reward. Actually it was Ben who first had me looking up for the first thing he did was to lie on his back under Ha'amonga and take a photo from there.

Your affirmation and thanks are appreciated.


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