Aloha everyone! my name is michael b. hardie (@creationscape ) and it is my honor and privilege to be taking over oceana’s instagram today! i'll be posting throughout the day and sharing some of my favorite content captured from the waters surrounding my home in hawaii. this first image is one of my all-time favorites. there are certain moments in life where i just stop and think to myself, "is this real"? this was one of those moments. i captured this photo of a pod of local hawaiian spinner dolphins, which i have done a hundred times before, but this was special. with the clarity of the water, the shallow depth and the natural lighting that pierced the surface at that exact time of the morning, it was pure magic!