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The boss in blue.

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They say monster. Cold and cruel. I say there’s nothing like her on Earth. Nothing.

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“Hi guys.” (Long pause) “Ummm anyone have food?”

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Could I actually be both brains and brawn? If you could see a bit of yourself in me, would I still be a mindless monster? #tigershark

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And the Moon said to me- you do not have to be whole in order to shine.

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Often a different world entirely. Sunrise light dappled with seabows and breathholds. More often than not, waking before the chickens crow pays off. The gorgeous @jillyfish831 (and my love) photographed for @aqualungdivers

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A color swath, of waterfall and rainbow. ✨💫

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I can’t imagine the rush of taking a drop like this. I’d assume it’s not about overthinking it, just head down and full commitment. Some of our best moments come from the same response. Just go! Sure, you can get thrown around and beat down like no other, but if successful you’ll have the ride of your life. 💫✨ Would you agree @garyvee?

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As the light fades, there is always time for one last dance. Close friend (and insanely creative) @hakman_rj gliding into chroma. Shot with a 70-200 in a @aquatech_imagingsolutions housing.

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Azure seas with a touch of White. #gopro

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I would love for you and a friend to join me on the trip of a lifetime. Imagine an all-expense paid trip to dive with sharks and surf in Hawaii. @huckberry and @popularmechanics want to send you and a buddy on the adventure of all adventures. One for the books! Oh, and you also get a couple grand in new gear as well. 👌 Tag a friend who you’d bring along, and click the link in my bio to enter. #EGIV #ExplorersGrant #VoteMike

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Ruler of the sea. Hopefully forever.

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Moments fleet. That’s the breath of time, the magic of image taking. It’s these palette’s from nature that got me fixated on photography, wanting to share an aquatic dance like this to family and friends. Fellow photographers- what inspired you to start shooting?

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You chase the storm, then it chases you. Peahi earlier this winter. @goflymauillc

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We’re all inseparably part of each other. That’s to coexist. 📷 @juansharks

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“OH...SHARON! How do I switch to front camera!?”

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This crazy spinning ball holds the most inconceivable splendor. A fleeting moment of water and light. Part 2.

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Why not? 🤷‍♂️. The air game on tap with @kai_lenny. And of course he stuck it. Thanks @goflymauillc for the superb flight in not so superb conditions.

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#Ad The sea consumes all my thoughts, her allure never ceases. She’s stripped everything of me. Literally the shorts off my body. She’s taken surfboards, watches, relationships, jobs, swim fins and even a body part. I wouldn’t have it any other way. At least I don’t have to worry about my phone while out on the water with my #LifeProofFRE case, keeping me ocean proof. #ShowUsYourProof #LiveLifeProof @LifeProof Use my code Coots20 for 20% off your LifeProof case.

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This fin will never be worth more to us than it will to her. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free. #nosharkfinsoup #gopro

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My running blade. My running shoes. That’s my freedom. To lose the feeling of flight for nearly half my life and gifted it back is beyond a dream. Join the journey to run again in a short film that’s linked in my bio and IGTV. Between the featherweight carbon prosthetic to nearly weightless @hokaoneone shoes, I truly feel like I can fly.

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When the largest known great white in the world visits your friend in Hawai’i. This is the legend @oceanramsey photographed by her love @juansharks yesterday. Just pure magic. ✨ And purely divine.

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A chaotic sea. Restless. This is nature’s mixing vat at the edge of the world. In mere minutes, the light fades but the dance won’t.

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All I want for Christmas is my 20 front teeth. 😂 Happy holidays everyone!!

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The descent of a sea mountain. ⛰ Kai Lenny, you are a madman! This was photographed yesterday afternoon at Peahi on Maui - a few unruly ones and basically just @kai_lenny and a handful of radical kite surfers. You could see this set coming in from what felt like a mile away. Shooting giant waves from a helicopter is always a thrill, especially when you luck into a great pilot. Thank you Nick for your aviation skills, you are a master of your craft. @goflymauillc

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Sandbar hues in shallow blues.

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Precision collision.

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Perfection. Always, and hopefully forever. Thank you @oceanramsey @juansharks @silenthunterpty for the most incredible week.

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Life’s short. Smile while you still have teeth. 😂 But this tiger shark won’t have to worry, she’ll lose on average 120 teeth a year and they’ll grow back. Fascinating, huh?

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To Aloha ‘Āina is to Aloha Kai. Everything is connected, from the peaks of the mountains to valleys of the sea. 🔄 I believe nature knows no boundaries, and there is immense beauty in this synergy.

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This is for YOU. One word that comes to mind the last few weeks has been gratitude. As some of you may know via my stories, I had a near drowning a few weeks back. The hundreds of kind, uplifting, and thoughtful messages from around the world helped beyond words. The texts, hugs, phone calls as well. Thank YOU for that. It meant everything. I won’t lie, it’s been a rough one as well with a bad knee infection and missing a loved one 💔 A couple days ago I was fortunate to be invited to dive with @oneoceandiving and then this happened. It was a moment of clarity when every thought clouding my head faded away. A moment of bliss. Silence. Nature has a way of letting you know everything is going to be alright. And YOUR kind words and well wishes graced that I’m not alone. Thank YOU for that. 📷 @juansharks @oceanramsey

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I was asked yesterday what these kids could learn from us. I laughed, and said we are learning from them. Thank you @cafoundation for having me this week, and @switchfoot for a incredible event yesterday. To some, these kids bodies may look broken- but their hearts are beyond full. And so left mine 💙 📷 @nathan.benner #broam2018 #teamcaf

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Great white in the great blue. @sharkeducation Sorry I stole your caption. 😎 I’ll be taking over @sharkweek’s account this week, give them a peek. Do you think it gets lonely at the top? #topofthechain

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🇮🇸 Home to the coolest landscapes, worlds best prosthetics, and incredibly nice people. 📷 @jillyfish831

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Below the crisp ocean breeze, mysteries are kissed in honey. Stealth and silent for eons of time - hopefully more.

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The fate of human existence is dependent on a bountiful sea. I lost my leg to a shark, but a ocean void of them is much more frightening than any attack.

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Disability is not inability. Challenged yes, but forever possible. @gopro #hero6 @ossurcorp @aulta_surf @knektusa @visslasurf

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Koa on a absolute 💣 a few years back during the greatest show on Earth, The Eddie. @koarothman