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Leaping Legends

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Waimea Bay is significant to Native Hawaiians because it is leina a ka'uhane or place where souls leap into the spirit realm of their ancestors.

 

It is here the last ruling chiefs of Hawaii, practiced his avorite sport Lele Kawa, Cliff Diving, leaping feet first into a body of water without making a splash.

 

Only a person of great spiritual strength could leap from a leina a ka'uhane to the sea below and return unharmed.

 

Waimea Bay, North Shore, Island of O'ahu, Island of Hawai'i

 

Nikon D7000

 

Sigma 70-200mm 2.8

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Taken on May 7, 2012