2021 / Nature / Underwater (Non-Pro)

Moana’S Call

  • Photographer
    Mok Wai Hoe
  • Agency / Studio
    Nature's Palette

Beneath the waves of Tiputa Pass, French Polynesia, there lived a family of bottlenose dolphins that became the focus of my repeated scuba dives at the site. In the first two days, the dive guides brought me to the blue water and we waited the entire dive for the dolphins to appear. I heard their distant clicking, and saw passing silhouettes from afar, but they did not come close. On the third day, I was led by French Polynesian dive guide, Moana. Moana has this uncanny connection with the dolphins. Upon entering the water, she started calling out to the dolphins, by making a hooting sound und