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Michael B. Hardie
Wahiawa, HI

About the Artist

Michael is an international, award-winning nature photographer based on O`ahu, Hawai`i. Specializing in underwater, animal, and landscape photography, Michael makes great efforts to capture and share moments most never get to experience. Completely self-taught, it wasn’t until he moved to Hawai`i in 2010 that he found his passion for shooting underwater. Cetaceans and Sea Turtles are among his favorites to capture, however, as long as it’s near the sea, he’s happy. Michael’s work has garnered multiple awards, contest wins, and recognition and has been featured internationally by: The Smit…

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About the Artist

Michael is an international, award-winning nature photographer based on O`ahu, Hawai`i. Specializing in underwater, animal, and landscape photography, Michael makes great efforts to capture and share moments most never get to experience. Completely self-taught, it wasn’t until he moved to Hawai`i in 2010 that he found his passion for shooting underwater. Cetaceans and Sea Turtles are among his favorites to capture, however, as long as it’s near the sea, he’s happy. Michael’s work has garnered multiple awards, contest wins, and recognition and has been featured internationally by: The Smithsonian Institute, National Geographic, Wyland Foundation, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii Magazine, Huffington Post, PADI, Kenko-Tokina, Knekt USA, Viewbug, Keiko Conservation, Hawaii News Now, Empty the Tanks Hawaii, Animal Rights Hawaii, Surfing The Nations + many more.

You can find him on Instagram at @creationscape and @michaelbhardie

Artist’s Work

Coexistence
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Coexistence

By Michael B. Hardie

Out of the blue
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Out of the blue

By Michael B. Hardie

Halemaumau crater
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Halemaʻumaʻu Crater

By Michael B. Hardie

Stuck on you
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Stuck on you

By Michael B. Hardie

Way down we go
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Way down we go

By Michael B. Hardie

Turtle back ride
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Turtle-Back Ride

By Michael B. Hardie

Seacliffs sidewall
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Seacliff's Sidewall

By Michael B. Hardie

Seagrass slumber 1
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Seagrass Slumber 1

By Michael B. Hardie

Cephaloburst
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Cephaloburst

By Michael B. Hardie

Smooth operator
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Smooth Operator

By Michael B. Hardie

Ribcage
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Ribcage

By Michael B. Hardie

Lonely crown
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Lonely Crown

By Michael B. Hardie

Cascade 5
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Cascade

By Michael B. Hardie

Exhale 3
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Exhale

By Michael B. Hardie

Press and Accolades

  • Smithsonian International Photo Contest - Finalist - Editors' Pick
    January, 2017
  • National Geographic On Assignment - Underwater - Winner
    May, 2015
  • Hawaii Magazine Photo Contest - Abstract - Winner
    December, 2017