August 11, 2012 |
No, the divers pictured here aren't wearing televisions on their heads. They've donned weighted helmets that enable them to walk on the ocean floor. Adriaan Kirchner captured this photo in June during an aqua safari in Bora Bora. The Los Angeles resident used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with an Aquatica underwater case. To submit your photos, click the upload button below. When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when. The more we know about a photo, the more likely it is that we'll feature it in "Your Scene," a weekly photo feature that appears online and in print.
May 26, 2013 |
BORA BORA, French Polynesia It was just after 6 a.m. when the sound of a ship's horn awakened us. My husband, Jeff, and I looked at each other sleepily, then scrambled to our knees so we could look out the window above our bed. There it was in all its glory: a massive cruise liner that overwhelmed Bora Bora's western lagoon. I felt sorry for the passengers. If the cruise ship that visited the previous day was any indication, the passengers would have only one day here, and that wouldn't be enough.
June 14, 1987 |
With its plentiful sunshine, it was the perfect honeymoon hideaway. Polynesian cuisine. Secluded coves on tiny coral islands. A school of sharks in a feeding frenzy. If you've never thought of dorsal fins as the highlight of a romantic getaway, you have yet to discover Bora Bora. It is the only place in the world where you can stand chest-deep in water, watching natives hand-feed black-tipped reef sharks only a few feet from your disbelieving eyes.
November 24, 2002
Air-conditioning, satellite TV, Italian marble bathtubs, silver fixtures, hot tubs. On Bora-Bora? The attraction on a tropical island is not air-conditioning but trade winds, not TV but the view from the window or balcony of your room, not a marble bathtub but a rock waterfall shower. Provide creature comforts but do not insulate me from the paradise I'm paying dearly to experience, as the Bora Bora Nui has done. Jack M. Rice Long Beach
April 17, 1994 |
EXPLORING TROPICAL AUSTRALIA (Rand McNally Video Expeditions Collection, 58 minutes, 1993). For those who have never been to Australia, the typical picture of this island nation is of arid deserts and acres of sheep, with a few high hills in the background. That's why Queensland's northeast coastal region can be such a surprise. It's a tropical land of rain forests with a wondrous variety of plants and animals, some found nowhere else.
March 1, 2009 |
Swedish director Jan Troell doesn't take Hollywood and its awards very seriously. "I take it with a little bit of salt," said the low-key director during a recent visit to Los Angeles for the Golden Globe Awards. His latest film, the poignant "Everlasting Moments," which opens in L.A. in limited release on Friday, had been nominated for a Globe for foreign-language film. The film, though, lost to "Waltz With Bashir."