Coastal Geysers!! Houma Blowholes at Sunset

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Maja Weidemueller on October 9, 2010

Diametric corners of the world match each other to create a holistic existence ~ thank you for disappearing late at night nevertheless and sharing your present world with us dear one.

~~~ Maja ~~~

Ian Stehbens on October 12, 2010

Dear Rafal,

Thanks indeed for your appreciative remark on this splendid phenomenon. I always enjoy my visit to this coast with its hundreds of blowholes. Best wishes,


Ian Stehbens on October 12, 2010

Dear Maja,

I am still waltzing but almost every moment is consumed by the commitment to the task here. I am only getting out with the camera when I am required to take guests for some sightseeing or to introduce them to Tongan culture and life: and I take the camera as a tool. Thanks for being in your corner, while I am in this one, for together we have the world covered - in our prayers, desire for harmony with the environment and with each other.

I am delighted that you have enjoyed this special place - with me.

Ian ~~~ ~~~

_Monica__ on October 12, 2010

It realy is a special place. You are lucky to see many wonders of nature. Thank you for sharing this moment with us!

Ian Stehbens on October 17, 2010

Hello, Monica. It is nice to meet you, eye to eye! I am indeed lucky or privileged to have stood here quite often watching the sun set across the Pacific and observe its light interacting with the jets from the blowholes in the fringing reef below.

It is a joy to share this with you.

Warm greetings from Tonga.


Silvyp on October 26, 2010

Wow, fantastic photo of the coastal geisers with the sunset, I would like to see this personally, again...thanks for sharing.


Best Wishes


Ian Stehbens on October 28, 2010

All who see this, Silvy, want to see it again and again. It is special indeed. Thanks for the great encouragement and the Y*!!

Warmest regards from Tonga.


ƤōƝƓ on December 11, 2010

A violent force over what should be a calm background. LIKEd

Ian Stehbens on December 11, 2010

Dear Ah-pong,

I am not sure whether you have looked closely, but each of these jets of water have erupted from a small blow-hole in the reef platform. The approaching wave forces water up each tunnel, crevice or hole in the platform. It is an awesome display, in any weather or any light.

Kind regards,


Olga I. Yakovenko on January 2, 2011


Ian, I am finishing my activity in PAN (for a long time) - absolutely no time for it. I have to prepare to publication two books of my institute, and this is a huge work for many months.

I would like to send you a link to a clip by Mikhail Moroz, where my son advertises a cayak and a costume, but the most part of this movie was fillmed during our trip on the catamaran this summer. The most interesting thing there is how a wale eats (near the end of the movie). It sucks water with plancton being practically on its back, then it turns to its belly (through the right side), and closes its mouth. Then it made HALLOw with its tale, but no Moroz, neither me, we took this moment.

Movie about kayaking at Kamchatka

Maurizio Piazzai on January 29, 2011

Very nice shot, very nice sunset! Greetings from Italy

Ian Stehbens on January 30, 2011

Thank you Maurizio. Warm regards from Australia.


Andy Rodker on December 10, 2012

Splendid blowhole! Like

Ian Stehbens on December 10, 2012

Greetings Andy. Thanks. There are literally miles of this fantastic coast with a great series of blowholes, and they just keep on blowing, in calm and storm. Marvellous in the true sense of the word, really!


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