Saturday, November 1, 2008

Photohunter: Blue

"Blue you sit so pretty west of the one"
-- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Road Trippin'

(Hanauma Bay, Hawaii)

For me there is only one blue... the endless blue of the ocean. It is so fascinating words cannot describe it. Even if you only get to visit the edge, it's amazing; and if you get the chance to immerse yourself, it's like stepping into another world.

( Los_Cat at Blue Pearl Bay, Australia)

I can't remember a time when I was not fascinated by the ocean.

Fun ocean facts:

  • 70% of the world's oxygen is produced by organisms in the ocean
  • 70% of the world's surface living space is provided by oceans, and 95% of the world's living space by volume.
  • 20-50% of the world's species are found in the ocean (this number is skewed towards the terrestrial as more species have been identified on land, and the large number of insect species)

And there is still so much to learn!


peppylady said...

Funny how some thinks water is blue.
Our rivers, lakes and etc are on greenish side.
Our were form by glacier.

Coffee is on.

jams o donnell said...

Great shots. There is something so seductive about the sea. Being a rotten swimmer I am happy to watch from the shore. Happy weekend

Leslie said...

Oh my, what a coincidence! I just emailed to a hire car place in Oahu.

I have been to Hanauma Bay! I have a photo taken with a big parrot thing.

I am thinking of going for Christmas with my son.

RJ Flamingo said...

I love the ocean, too. I'm not sure I could ever live anywhere that wasn't within striking distance...:-) Wonderful images!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Pamela said...

Isn't that beautiful! I just love the second picture, such nice, clear water, makes a person want to take a swim!

RACHELIZABETH said... the ocean! You're making me feel homesick. I grew up in Florida, am landlocked in Texas now.

Fell free to stop by and see my blue picture!

Sandier Pastures said...

I love the ocean too and it looks like so much fun when you snorkel. Great photos!

julie said...

I love the sea but sad to say, I can't swim so I haven't tried exploring the wonders underwater.

it is sad to know that a lot of these are polluted. I know, pollution is a big problem here in our country.

inyang said...

my little girl loved the second photo :)

here's mine

Me, the islands and the world said...

am not a good swimmer but i love the ocean. i so love your picture under the sea with the fish.