To boat or not two Boats: Okoa, Vava'u, Tonga

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Ian Stehbens on October 21, 2011

Okoa Island (left) and Makave Peninsula, in reaching out to each other, are connected by coral flats which are submerged most of the time. The almost enclosed lagoon is one of the atoll features common to this fascinating area of coral reefs and tectonic uplift.

kazem shokatabadi - … on October 21, 2011

very beautiful photo! Like

Ian Stehbens on October 21, 2011

Thank you, Kazem. Light rin was falling at the time stippling the smooth surface of the lagoon. I thought that the fisherman had arranged their boats perchance a photographer should come along.

Kind regards from Tonga,


jeff_msn123 on October 22, 2011

Fantastic shot. LIKE

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

Rol/Photo/Alsace on October 22, 2011

Very good composition LIKE

Bes regard, r&s

Ian Stehbens on October 24, 2011

Pleased that you affirm this, Jeff, but can you see it in all its glorious tropical colour when the sun has coloured the sea?

Kind regards,


Ian Stehbens on October 24, 2011

I appreciate your affirmation, Roland and Sandrine. Thanks. It occurred to me that the fishermen were artists and anchored the boats so as to enhance the lagoon.

Warm regards,


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