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Out in the Open Sea

Out in the open sea

Out in the open sea, there were no roadsigns, traffic cops, or limits to where they could go, except their own strength and courage. All traces of their passing vanished behind them. The wind and the tides, the currents and the thundering surf were all just as powerful as they had been before man set foot upon this earth. They began to have thrilling encounters with the creatures that lived beyond the shore. Far out at sea, great flocks of migratory birds would fill the sky around them and then vanish as suddenly as they had come. They shared the breaking waves with sleek sea lions, imitating but never equaling their grace and power. Majestic gray whales burst unexpectedly to the surface, sometimes only a paddle length away. These were inspiring and mystical experiences.

 

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Gears: Nikon D50 and AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G lens

Location: Chendering Fisheries Garden, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

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Taken on April 8, 2007