seascape

543 | Fire of the Coconut | Puntarenas Salt Flats, Costa Rica
Fire of the Coconut
Click the image to take a closer look.

When I decide to go out shooting the sunset, I often ask myself, will there be a colorful sky today?
That evening in Costa Rica it should be perfect. The sun set the sky on fire and the reflection in the sea were so intense that I could hardly tell the border between heaven and earth. It felt like flying between two heavens. Definitely one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen in my life.



SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



144 | Sunset over Toopua | Bora Bora, Polynesie français
Sunset over Toopua
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



247 | Tenerife Fire | Tenerife, Spain
Tenerife Fire
Click the image to take a closer look.

This shot shows one of the most incredible sunsets I've ever witnessed at the west shore of Tenerife in Palm-Mar. The sky was painted in red for almost an hour. Despite the great outcome of the photo the conditions where pretty difficult. The wind was blowing like hell and the splashing water forced me to clean the lens almost every minute.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



252 | Washed Away | South Point, Hawaii
Washed Away
Click the image to take a closer look.

The story behind this picture, which shows the southernmost stones of the big island of Hawaii, might sound a bit crazy. The Image looks rather nice and smooth but when I was standing on these slippery rocks a huge wave almost washed me away. Normally you won't mess with the Hawaiian shore because of the strong current and the sharp lava rocks. Nevertheless I had to take my chances on this beautiful Sunday morning. I visited South Point many times before to spot the perfect location. Of course when I arrived in complete darkness the shore looked very different and it took me a while to find the same rocks again. When I did so, I left my backpack in safety and placed my camera ready for sunrise. In the end I was happy with the final three long exposures for sky, sea and the rocks. Still one of my favorite places on earth.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



302 | Mesmerized | Kauai, Hawaii
Mesmerized
Click the image to take a closer look.

There are places on Earth which are hard to beat. This house at the beach is located on the Island of Kaua'i. On this morning we were mesmerized by the sunrise because we've rarely seen it like that. Kaua'i is called the Garden Island due to its diverse flora and there's a lot of rain on this island. When I first visited Kaua'i back in 2010 it was raining cats and dogs for three days straight. Also the night before this picture has been taken the sky was covered by clouds. Nevertheless, we went down to the beach and were hoping to catch the sun for a moment. We were lucky! For a couple of minutes, the sun came out and painted the landscape with warm colors. Next to us was a Hawaiian native who was blowing a conch shell horn to greet the upcoming day. That made this moment very special.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



676 | The Wild Side | South Point, Hawaii
The Wild Side
Click the image to take a closer look.

Speaking of Hawaii, most people immediately think of wonderful sandy beaches. However, before such beaches develop, the water whips thousands of years at such spiky lava stones. The wild water makes photography in these places not really safe. Therefore, it is advisable to keep your feet dry.
This picture shows the south of the Big Island of Hawaii at sunset. On the left-hand side in the picture you can see the shadow of the largest mountain in the world, Mauna Loa."



SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



702 | Rocks of Sassari | La Ciaccia, Sardinien
Rocks of Sassari
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



706 | Mediterranean Gold | San Teodoro, Sardinien
Mediterranean Gold
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



6 | Tropic Thunder | Huvafen Fushi, The Maldives
Tropic Thunder
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



45 | Reefs of Matira | Bora Bora, Polynesie français
Reefs of Matira
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



196 | Tidal Treasures | Reynisfjara, Iceland
Tidal Treasures
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



102 | Struggle for Existence | Kalapana, Hawaii
Struggle for Existence
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



106 | Devastation Blue | Kona, Hawaii
Devastation Blue
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



146 | Shore of Matira | Bora Bora, Polynesie français
Shore of Matira
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



147 | The Ultimate Palm | Bora Bora, Polynesie français
The Ultimate Palm
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



547 | Aborigine | Dominical, Costa Rica
Aborigine
Click the image to take a closer look.

When I’ve seen this man walking on this lonely beach I thought that has to be like the aborigine of Costa Rica felt. Lonesome watching over the endless beaches of the Pacific and Atlantic Coast. It had be a strange feeling when the first discoverers landed in their ships and conquered the land.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



705 | Sleeping Dragon by the Sea | San Teodoro, Sardinien
Sleeping Dragon by the Sea
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



13 | Surrounded by Storms | Kagi, The Maldives
Surrounded by Storms
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



9 | Colors in Paradise | Huvafen Fushi, The Maldives
Colors in Paradise
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



44 | Heart of Moorea | Moorea, Polynesie français
Heart of Moorea
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



47 | Black Sands of Taapuna | Tahiti, Polynesie français
Black Sands of Taapuna
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



51 | Houses of Maitai | Bora Bora, Polynesie français
Houses of Maitai
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



105 | Sunset of Leahi | Honolulu, Hawaii
Sunset of Leahi
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



107 | Azur of Mahaiula | Kona, Hawaii
Azur of Mahaiula
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



311 | South | South Point, Hawaii
South
Click the image to take a closer look.

South Point is one of my favorite places on the Big Island of Hawaii. In this picture you can see the southernmost stones of the United States at sunrise. Down here it's very windy all the time and mostly sunny. Therefore, it's one of the driest parts of the island. So if it is rainy at Hwy 11 a short 20km drive down to South Point can be worth it. Sounds perfect for Astrophotography? Believe it or not, when I visited this place at night, clouds covered the sky.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



168 | The Island of Bora Bora | Bora Bora, Polynesie français
The Island of Bora Bora
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



308 | Jinxed Vista | Waikoloa, Hawaii
Jinxed Vista
Click the image to take a closer look.

This picture needed a bit more effort than usual. A couple of years back I've seen this row of palms on a poster. Short after I found out, this beach is located on the Big Island of Hawaii and I thought such a remarkable spot is hard to miss. The quest started in 2013 when I visited the island. Due to the lack of time I couldn't make it to this place. At the end of 2014 I came back and drove here a couple of times. Every evening the clouds covered the sunset and again I wasn't able to take the shot. Of course I couldn't resist and traveled again around the globe to this very beach. This time everything came together, perfect sunset! But I must have been jinxed somehow. I lost the memory card with the RAW files. Luckily I configured my camera to save a compressed backup copy on the other card. Nevertheless, I’m very lucky with the result.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



209 | South Point Sunrise | South Point, Hawaii
South Point Sunrise
Click the image to take a closer look.

Getting up early on the big island for Hawaii is definitely worth the effort. Mainly because of two things: No People at all and the best light for great pictures.This photo has been taken at 6:18 A.M. on the southernmost stones of the Unites States at South Point. It was one of the greatest sunrises I had ever seen. The sun was rising when a storm was closing in. One hour later I began to rain and it wouldn’t stop for more than 24hours. What I didn’t notice when focusing on the red clouds was the big set of waves which was rolling in and almost washed me of the shore. However a pair of wet shoes for this photo seemed legit.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



210 | Opolu Sunset | Hawi, Hawaii
Opolu Sunset
Click the image to take a closer look.

Opolu Point is the northernmost part of the big island of Hawaii. It is close to the famous town Hawi yet not that often visited by tourists. Nevertheless the shore is perfect for sea scape photography. The shapes of the black lava rocks present a great foreground for the dramatic sunsets you’re able to see here. Most of the time Maui with its volcano Haleakala is visible in the north, on the far right on the photo.This picture has been taken with a 58sec exposure 35min after sunset at 6:53 P.M. to get the flat surface of the water and the mesmerizing colors of the sky.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



307 | Mana | Kauai, Hawaii
Mana
Click the image to take a closer look.

On the Hawaiian Island of Kauai there are endless beaches without a soul. We've found this place by accident when we were driving along the coast looking for a cool place to see the sunset. Shooting the splashing water can sometimes be tricky. My camera was just a couple of inches above the sand and the water came in very fast. Me, my tripod and the camera got wet quite a lot. Afterwards there was sand everywhere and I had to disassemble my tripods completely to get rid of it. The result of the shooting pleases me a lot.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



682 | Burning Mirror | Dominical, Costa Rica
Burning Mirror
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



704 | Chassing the Sun | San Teodoro, Sardinien
Chassing the Sun
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



11 | Summer Island | Huvafen Fushi, The Maldives
Summer Island
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



7 | Island to Island | Huvafen Fushi, The Maldives
Island to Island
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



43 | Storms of Bora Bora | Bora Bora, Polynesie français
Storms of Bora Bora
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



55 | Autumn of Summer | Moorea, Polynesie français
Autumn of Summer
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



59 | Palms of Pihaena | Moorea, Polynesie français
Palms of Pihaena
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



60 | Sunset of Teahupoo | Tahiti, Polynesie français
Sunset of Teahupoo
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



98 | South of Sunset | Kau, Hawaii
South of Sunset
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



169 | Flat of Nuurua | Moorea, Polynesie français
Flat of Nuurua
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



171 | Pacific Ocean Polynesian Sky | Bora Bora, Polynesie français
Pacific Ocean Polynesian Sky
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



221 | South Point Sunset | South Point, Hawaii
South Point Sunset
Click the image to take a closer look.

This photo shows one of the many beautiful sunsets at the southern most location of the Unites States. At South Point on the big island of Hawaii the weather is nice almost every day and the lava rocks at the shore present a great foreground for seascape photography.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



254 | Canary Sunset | Tenerife, Spain
Canary Sunset
Click the image to take a closer look.

This photo has been taken at the north coast of Tenerife at sunset. On the picture you can see the lava rocks at the shore of Punta del Hidalgo. After a clear day on the Canary Islands clouds appeared in the evening, perfect to block the brightest part of the sun. Therefore I was able to capture the sunrays, clouds and their reflections.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



703 | Mediterranean Flat | San Teodoro, Sardinien
Mediterranean Flat
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



707 | Cruise into the Sunset | La Ciaccia, Sardinien
Cruise into the Sunset
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



53 | Twilight of Tahiti | Tahiti, Polynesie français
Twilight of Tahiti
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



57 | Waves of Haapupuni | Tahiti, Polynesie français
Waves of Haapupuni
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



115 | Trapped in Paradise | Pahoa, Hawaii
Trapped in Paradise
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



170 | Propriété privée | Bora Bora, Polynesie français
Propriété privée
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



179 | Moreaki Triplets | Hampden, New Zealand
Moreaki Triplets
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



313 | Rugged | North Shore, Hawaii
Rugged
Click the image to take a closer look.

This image has been taken at the North Shore of Oahu just before sunset. Quite an adventure to climb over the sharp and slippery rocks without shoes. Constantly watching, that I didn't drop the camera into the water. In the afternoon there were some surfers around, but in the evening we had this part of the beach all for ourselves.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



339 | Tranquil | Kauai, Hawaii
Tranquil
Click the image to take a closer look.

When the sun was gone the sky was painted in nice purple colors and the water showed some nice reflections. A great ending of a Hawaiian day on Kauai. On top of that, there was a lonely dolphin which was playing in the water near the coast. We watched it for quite a while but it was already too dark to take some photos.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



4 | Lonely Rocks of Gaafaru | Gaafaru, The Maldives
Lonely Rocks of Gaafaru
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



14 | Ropes of the Ocean | Reethi Rah, The Maldives
Ropes of the Ocean
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



5 | Dawn in Paradise | Huvafen Fushi, The Maldives
Dawn in Paradise
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



46 | View of Colors | Bora Bora, Polynesie français
View of Colors
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



48 | Palms of Tahiti | Tahiti, Polynesie français
Palms of Tahiti
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



54 | Backyards of Polynesia | Moorea, Polynesie français
Backyards of Polynesia
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



61 | Sailors of Dreams | Moorea, Polynesie français
Sailors of Dreams
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



164 | Kiwi Blues | Lake Ferry, New Zealand
Kiwi Blues
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



216 | Northern Rocks Hawaii | Hawi, Hawaii
Northern Rocks Hawaii
Click the image to take a closer look.

These are the northernmost rocks at the shore of the big island of Hawaii. This picture has been taken at the Upolu airport close to Hawi. When I captured the scene it was already pretty dark to my eyes. With a two minutes exposure and some light painting I got this colorful image.
On clear days you can see the southern part of Maui with its volcano Haleakala.



SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



10 | Indian Ocean Solitude | Huvafen Fushi, The Maldives
Indian Ocean Solitude
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



8 | Maldivian Dusk | Huvafen Fushi, The Maldives
Maldivian Dusk
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



12 | Maldivian Stardust | Huvafen Fushi, The Maldives
Maldivian Stardust
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



113 | Hawaiian Classics | Hawi, Hawaii
Hawaiian Classics
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



117 | Honolulu Sunset | Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu Sunset
Click the image to take a closer look.

No description available.


SEE DETAILS | BUY PRINT



Seascape Photography by Gianni Krattli


GIANNIKRATTLI.COM