Saturday Photo Hunt ~ Water

March 31, 2007

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This photo was taken over on the Windward Side of the island of Oahu.

In the middle of that blue pacific ocean is Manana Island (locals call it Rabbit Island). The shape of the island actually resembles a rabbit but it originally got it’s name because a long time ago, a rancher released a bunch of rabbits there and they started to multiply. Today the island serves as a seabird sanctuary.

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Aloha from Ryan Stenger, Rach, The mommy, Meeyauw, Amber, BeachMama, Lynn, Kerri, Janet, Mitch McDad, Imma (Alice), Srp, Caylynn, Desert Songbird, Yoshi, Ma, Carey, Write From Karen, MC Milker, Maribeth, Karen, Maria, Renee, Pamela, and Momto3cubs

25 Comments on “Saturday Photo Hunt ~ Water”

1
March 31, 2007
4:31 am

momto3cubs said:

Oh, man, looking at that photo just about kills me. I wanna be there.

WHY would someone release a bunch of rabbits on an island? LOL I’m trying to think of what the reason was behind that.

2
March 31, 2007
5:11 am

Pamela said:

so the end of the story??? are there still rabbits, or just birds?
you know I love bird sanctuaries.

3
March 31, 2007
6:08 am

Renee said:

Dh didn’t tell me there were rabbits on Rabbit Island when we saw it…I got pictures! My pictures look pretty much like yours. Of course if he had told me that there were rabbits, I might have swimmed out to it. LOL

And boy is it ever windy there…although not quite as windy as Nuuanu Pali or is that Puu Konahuanui. I’m looking at my map to try to figure out where we were. Anyway it was blowing the flash open on my camera.

4
March 31, 2007
11:31 am

maria said:

that is my absolute favorte spot on Oahu, the color of the water is always so amazing. I knew it was called rabbit Island, but thats the first tme I heard the story.

5
March 31, 2007
11:59 am

Karen said:

Oh my! As soon as I saw this picture I thought, “I’VE BEEN THERE!” Of course, it was 1985, but the rabbit looks the same. :) I’ve got to get back there someday!

6
March 31, 2007
12:17 pm

Maribeth said:

I think you must win the prize for the most beautiful water! After all, isn’t that what Hawaii is known for?

7
March 31, 2007
12:39 pm

MC Milker said:

This is a beautiful shot. I love the stories of feral animals let loose on an island.

8
March 31, 2007
12:48 pm

Write From Karen said:

Okay, call me warped, but I see the rabbit shape - the hump is the rabbit hump, right? lol I can’t help but wonder if the rabbits on that island would have evolved into a water creature as they learned to adapt to the water to swim to the other shore. *grin* I do wonder why they released rabbits on that island though. Experimentation? Or have I been watching too much Lost?

Or maybe it’s just too early in the morning for me to attempt clever comments? lol

Enjoy the weekend!

9
March 31, 2007
1:16 pm

Carey said:

Wow, I would love to be on that beach right about now. Its so beautiful. Thanks for sharing such a pretty picture.

10
March 31, 2007
3:10 pm

Ma said:

Whoohoo! Isn’t our homeland simply beautiful? Can’t wait to get back. Windward side has alot of nice beaches. So does Wai’anae for that matter. Just 2 weeks and 6 days left till I leave this cowboy country.

11
March 31, 2007
4:02 pm

yoshi said:

Wow, I so totally want to go there. That is totally beautiful!

btw, just wanted to say that I’ve still got free for all friday open on my site, even though it’s saturday. I started late, so i’ll end it tonight. :)

12
March 31, 2007
5:23 pm

Desert Songbird said:

Sigh.

13
March 31, 2007
6:02 pm

Caylynn said:

Beautiful! An absolutely gorgeous photo. :) The water looks amazing! :)

14
March 31, 2007
6:10 pm

srp said:

I have seen several pictures from Hawaii today while visiting around and the color of the water never ceases to amaze me. So emerald green - blue and then such a deep royal blue out in deeper waters. Magnificent.

15
March 31, 2007
6:45 pm

Imma (Alice) said:

Incredible beauty beyond words to do it justice. Thanks for sharing this with the rest of us.

16
March 31, 2007
7:19 pm

Mitch McDad said:

Just blogrolling around and found you. Saw the Oahu pic and got a little giddy, as we’re on our way to Lanai/Maui in a few weeks. Ah, I can taste the umbrella drinks now.

Very, very cool blog BTW.

17
April 1, 2007
12:36 am

Janet said:

oh, just beautiful!

18
April 1, 2007
3:43 am

Kerri said:

Ahh! I love that photo. Takes me back almost 7 years (already? wow) to our trip when we were still “almost parents”. Loved driving by and looking at Rabbit Island. Gotta get back there one day!!!

19
April 1, 2007
1:01 pm

Lynn said:

From rabbits to birds, whatever the ‘inhabitants’ are, this place looks fabulous!

20
April 1, 2007
1:28 pm

BeachMama said:

Another gorgeous photo. Ahh the daily inspiration you must get just from where you live is incredible.

21
April 1, 2007
2:29 pm

Amber said:

That is gorgeous. You’re so lucky to live where you do. I’m jealous :p

22
April 1, 2007
3:52 pm

meeyauw said:

I don’t want to even ask what happened to the rabbits! The people on the beach are so tiny! Beautiful photo.

23
April 1, 2007
4:59 pm

the mommy said:

Gorgeous pic! Mine is up too and it’s from Hawaii - Hanauma Bay. We were there a few months ago.

24
April 3, 2007
8:17 am

rach said:

That’s a very beautiful place. Thanks for sharing the story behind the name of the island. I guess the rabbits multiplied in a short period of time and became abundant in the island. It looks like a lovely place for a vacation.

Thanks for visiting my photo hunt. Enjoy the week ahead.

25
October 12, 2007
12:24 am

Ryan Stenger said:

I cant realize how its supposed to look like a rabbit!

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