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Worldwide Voyage: Photos from Week Two

Daniel Lin is a well-traveled photographer and writer whose love of the Pacific and its many islands and cultures has inspired him to explore their every niche. Follow him as he partakes in the long-awaited and historic Hōkūle‘a canoe voyage from Hawai’i across the world—using only wayfinding, or traditional navigation, to guide it over perilous seas.

As the Hawaiian voyaging canoes Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia pass the equator on their way to Tahiti, the world watches closely to see what voyaging life feels like. Here are select photos from Week Two.

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Dan is on a life-long journey to discover what it truly means to be a citizen of the world. Along the way, he is seeking the advice of elders, the wisdom of children, and the stories of anyone willing to share. With a focus on photojournalism and travel, it is Dan’s firm belief that telling stories through photos is one of the most powerful ways to get people to care about the world and all of its inhabitants.Dan first started taking photos while living in the outer islands of American Samoa as a way to share experiences. Over time, the more he traveled and listened to stories of place, the more he came to understand what his role as a photographer needed to be. Today, Dan travels extensively throughout the Pacific Islands and Asia working on issues pertaining to climate change, culture, and youth. He hopes to bring about awareness on these critical issues and, with any luck, help to raise the collective social consciousness of the general public.Dan is a regular contributor to National Geographic and the Associated Press as well as a crewmember for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, a Fellow of The Explorers Club, and a member of the IUCN Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas. He is also a brand ambassador for Maui Jim and Waiola Coconut Water.Contact: danlinphotography@gmail.com
  • Theodore Maeda

    Linda, we’re proud of your courage, your commitment to good, and your influence with your fellowmen. May the Lord bless and be with you and your colleagues on this adventure of goodwill.
    Love,
    Uncle Ted and Aunty Karen

  • Theodore Maeda

    Linda, we’re proud of your courage, your commitment to good, and your influence with your fellowmen. May the Lord bless and be with you and your colleagues on this adventure of goodwill.
    Love,
    Uncle Ted and Aunty Karen

  • steve lobb

    At 70 yrs, old, never thought I’d live to see this most fantastic voyage of the Hokulea, sailing beyond the Pacific! I was a shipwright in Honolulu in the 1970″s when Herb Kane asked me to help build the “Holulea”, just after I’d built my own 52′ Catamaran named “Melekai”. After meeting the” Holulea” on her arrival in Tahiti, I carried on with wife and kids, and sailed around the world, mostly using Polynesian navigation I leaned from David Lewis and Mau Pilog. “Melekai” also is still sailing strong in Mexico. Best wishes in light of your most beautiful theme, and fair winds to you all… Mahalo, Capt. Steve

  • steve lobb

    At 70 yrs, old, never thought I’d live to see this most fantastic voyage of the Hokulea, sailing beyond the Pacific! I was a shipwright in Honolulu in the 1970″s when Herb Kane asked me to help build the “Holulea”, just after I’d built my own 52′ Catamaran named “Melekai”. After meeting the” Holulea” on her arrival in Tahiti, I carried on with wife and kids, and sailed around the world, mostly using Polynesian navigation I leaned from David Lewis and Mau Pilog. “Melekai” also is still sailing strong in Mexico. Best wishes in light of your most beautiful theme, and fair winds to you all… Mahalo, Capt. Steve

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