Tonga: Sunset beyond Houma

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Comments (68)

Ian Stehbens on January 7, 2010

It is good to share the beauty of Tonga with you, 乾龍. Thanks for your compliment.

Kind regards,

Ian (in Brisbane)

piquim on January 24, 2010

This onde is wonderful!

Ian Stehbens on January 24, 2010

Thank you piquim. It was a special few minutes as the sun set, and it is a very special place.



Olga I. Yakovenko on March 31, 2010

Increadible colours! Best of P.!

Ian Stehbens on March 31, 2010

Dear Olga,

For 5 months a year we are living in Tonga and this particular afternoon I was driving back to our house when I saw the colour in the sunset, so I drove the extra 10 minutes to this well known outlook. I was not disappointed!! It was fantastic with the pools acting like mirrors one moment and then when the next big wave arrived the blow-holes would spurt high into the air and the spray would fall ruffling the surface of these mirrors.

Beautiful and dynamic.


Ian Stehbens on August 18, 2010

Hello unnipillai,

Right now as I reply the sun is setting here in Tonga and this scene will soon be repeated - about 5 kms from where I am at the moment.

Kind regards,

Ian (currently in Tonga) Rig

Emanuele Bredy on October 4, 2011

beautiful moment like3

Ian Stehbens on October 6, 2011

Glad you have had a moment to appreciate this beautiful end to a glorious day, Emanuele. At this place, as a wave reaches the face of the reef it forces jets of air and water vertically from this platform, creating yet another stunning spectacle. Here I chose to photograph the placid pools in between the jets of water.

Ian (currently in Tonga)

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