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  • Mounu Island Resort in Tonga | Tony Wu Underwater Photography
    under the mis impression that it s all fun and games Please allow me to set the record straight with a few photos from my present situation to illustrate my plight Here is my current office Front view of my office Sure it looks like paradise But every day I have to trudge back and forth through seemingly endless white sand getting it between my toes and all over my gear If I had more hair I have no doubt that the ubiquitous white sand would completely permeate my hair as well causing me even more irritation And that s not all I have to put up with Just take a look at my reception area Only basic furnishings in my reception area Absolutely no furniture or fixtures Just sand sand and more white sand with a few sand dollars and the occasional butterflyfish flitting by Sheesh Even worse when I want to have meetings I have to put up with the most basic of facilities Check this out My conference room has no oval table speaker phone white board laser pointer not even a decent WiFi signal I mean How can I be expected to conduct a high powered

    Original URL path: http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/photos-of-mounu-island-resort-tonga (2016-04-26)
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  • Underwater Photography Blog | Tony Wu
    2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2006 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June Posts in Funny Stuff Tuesday Aug 21 2012 My New Friend This is Otto He s a dog who lives on an island in Tonga He s funny We re now good friends My new friend Otto the dog Continue Reading Life Funny Stuff Musings Places Adventures Wednesday Jul 18 2012 Cook s Lookout When we climbed to the top of Cook s Lookout on Lizard Island the weather was kind of icky note my command of esoteric meteorological terminology A unique combination of wind elevated humidity diminished barometric pressure and thin air characteristic of augmented altitude precipitated an outburst of what I can only call synchronised silliness A few of my illustrious travel companions Continue Reading Life Funny Stuff People Places Adventures Tuesday Jun 26 2012 One For The Road It s time to hit the road again Off to try my luck with the dwarf minke whales that visit the Great Barrier Reef each year at this time This will be my first time Down Under to play with these charismatic cetaceans so it ll be an interesting experience no matter how things go especially since I ll be with a great group of friends who have inexplicably volunteered to spend an extended period of time trapped on a boat with me The trip is going to be Continue Reading Photography Marine Life Life Funny Stuff People Sunday Jun 3 2012 Turned Turtle This will probably end up being one of my all time favourite photos Upskirt shot of an immodest female hawksbill turtle Hmmm wonder what that says about me Continue Reading Photography Marine Life Places Adventures

    Original URL path: http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/category/funny-stuff/P10 (2016-04-26)
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  • Underwater Photography Blog | Tony Wu
    May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2012 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2011 December 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2010 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2009 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2008 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2007 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2006 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June Posts in Musings Thursday Nov 5 2015 Beary Cute Teddy bear and friendly fisherman waving Continue Reading Life Musings Tuesday May 19 2015 New Bedford Whaling Museum Photograph of people with sperm whale jaw and sperm whale photo by Tony Wu at the New Bedford Whaling Museum Continue Reading Photography Marine Life Life Musings Wednesday Feb 18 2015 Happy Year of the Sheep 羊 Wishing you a happy Chinese New Year Continue Reading Life Musings Friday Feb 13 2015 Aquatic Valentine s Day Greeting Spawning aggregation of Lutjanus bohar twinspot snapper creating a heart shape visual metaphor for love in the ocean Continue Reading Photography Marine Life Life Musings Friday Jan 23 2015 Why We Need Sharks Illustration about why sharks are important to ocean ecosystems Continue Reading Life Musings Conservation Tuesday Dec 30 2014

    Original URL path: http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/category/musings/P10 (2016-04-26)
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  • Seeing Humpback Whales While on Vacation
    to paddle over for a face to face and patient enough even to pose for a few photos Greeting from a friendly humpback whale calf Besides saying hello to humpbacks during my time off I had the rare and welcome opportunity to enjoy stress free chill out time with friends chatting about life enjoying great food and totally not worrying about trip logistics nailing photos etc In addition I pretty much stayed off the internet giving myself a much needed respite from emails and other messages as well as from depressing news about the state of the world Rodolphe Holler center and Douglas Seifert right smiling despite prolonged exposure to me Though I went to sea every day staring out at the horizon looking for signs of life the mood was relaxed R R was the order of the day as is clear from the photo below depicting my friend Douglas s unique whale search strategy which I have to admit I practiced as well on more than one occasion Douglas hard at work But alas back to reality now It s time to get to work sitting in front of the computer for hours and days on end Oh

    Original URL path: http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/seeing-humpback-whales-while-vacationing-with-friends (2016-04-26)
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  • Friends in Nuku'alofa Tonga
    Who s the Boss Who s the Boss Wrapping up my stopover in Nuku alofa and heading up to Vava u in the morning Spent some quality time with my friend Moses and his son little Moses who seemed determined to show big Moses who the boss is Little Moses manhandling Big Moses At the rate he s growing I m sure little Moses will be a lot bigger than

    Original URL path: http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/my-friend-moses-and-his-son-in-tonga (2016-04-26)
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  • Photographing Mating Bamboo Sharks in Japan | Chiloscyllium plagiosum
    Naturalist ars gratia scientiae Home Journal Me At Work Kannoura Me At Work Kannoura Me with a stupid grin on my face prepping to dive into cold water when I was in Kannoura recently to photograph mating bamboo sharks I m smiling because this is before I hit the cold water That s Fukui san in the background doing his best to avoid being associated with the neoprene clad numbskull

    Original URL path: http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/tony-wu-kannoura-japan-photographing-mating-sharks (2016-04-26)
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  • Humpback Whales in Tonga 2013 | Part 2
    the islands possibly even visiting other island groups in Tonga but two things dampened our ambitions one literally one quite the opposite First rain In the past 22 days it s rained for at least part of 12 days while it s only been unambigiously sunny on a handful Raindrops on one of the port windows of Bella Principessa Poor Willo out in the rain Second the yacht s water maker broke which meant we were on a short leash unable to travel too far or too long away from a source of fresh water Bummer Rain rain everywhere but no water in our tanks We made the best of the circumstances though and took the opportunity to relax We hung around a lot Julian getting comfortable Pam trying not to fall out Read and talked Julian and Ildi having a laugh Snorkelled from time to time Coming back from a snorkel on a sunny day Some of us acted not our age Julian making me look mature by comparison and we cooked and ate a lot of amazing food Emma whipping up another fantastic meal Julian getting in Emma s way I have more friends flying in tomorrow so

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  • Visit to Arctic Watch, Nunavut, Canada
    remember We did see a few belugas but the long and the short of the situation is that there was too much ice Yup The pack ice in the Northwest Passage usually melts during June early July at the latest As of this writing it s still there clogging up the passage It was unseasonably cold most of the time as well meaning the ice couldn t melt Lauren jumping for joy I had the camera ready in case the ice broke My guess is that the abundance of ice makes it difficult and or dangerous for the belugas to make their way from Greenland where they seem to reside during the non summer months over to Canada The few belugas we saw up to maybe 100 or so at the peak were skittish and disappeared as soon as the ice moved back in after a temporary clearing On land there were few lemmings which are at the bottom of the food chain in the area so topside predators like Arctic foxes and snowy owls were relatively scarce too Though we were obviously disappointed as were a BBC film crew researchers from Mystic Aquarium and other visitors we practiced what I always preach We had fun Nature will do what nature wants to do and occasionally you end up getting a major curveball like this When that happens you have two choices become upset and miserable or make the best of the situation and have a blast I am delighted that everyone in our group chose the latter response meaning we went out on hikes saw other animals like musk oxen and a polar bear watched Arctic hares basically white bunnies run across hills to simultaneous oooohs and aaaahs from our multinational chorus of women drove ATVs saw lots of

    Original URL path: http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/no-beluga-whales-canadian-arctic-2013 (2016-04-26)
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