James Bokovoy's PhotoBlog

Fire, wind, and water are so very powerful. They leave their scars everywhere around us. Most of the time, especially as the years pass, we marvel at the beauty…

"Uncle Like Talk Story" A few years ago I captured this evening portrait of Uncle in his usual evening spot on Black Pot Beach. We talked story and enjoyed…

"Tropical Smoothie Sunset" During the last year of my Pop's life on Kauai, we would take him to the beach as much as possible. The long, quiet stretches of…

This rock that we live on, Planet Earth, is truly incredible! And this "Little Rock" out in the Pacific Ocean, known as "My Happy Place", "Kauai", "Freedom",…

Mirage of The Phoenix It often seems that on this fantastic island, we could be living in a different world and time. As I have hiked and explored, Jurassic…

“Out of the Shadows" This was just one image from a series of 5 or 6 that I shot of this exploding wave. The backlight streaming through the wave was happening…

Sometimes the light hits the waves just right and they come alive with color in a flash and then fall back into the sea at the blink of an eye. I love it when I…

"Eye Candy" A soft, candy colored sky and silky smooth waters swirling around the lava boulders filled me soul with peace. It was a magical evening that…

One afternoon while exploring the Southern Serengeti plains, we found a large pride of lions relaxing in the grass near some tall marsh grasses. This area was…

I love Botswana. I have only been to the area around Chobe National Park and the Chobe River. The country of Namibia lies at my back as I sit in the small…

The sense of smell in lions is well developed. Like all cats they possess a special olfactory organ on the roof of the mouth called a Jacobson’s organ. The lion…

A few years ago I enjoyed a Tanzanian safari with several friends. We had spent a week up in the mountains of Chome, Tanzania, primarily on a medical mission…

Last fall, I was on the beautiful island of Oahu for a quick work trip. One afternoon while driving between appointments, my friend and I pulled into a parking…

Have you ever felt overwhelmed and discouraged in the storms of life? Have you ever struggled to see the light or acknowledge it, even if it's right in front of…

We are all called to stand up and stand out wherever we may find ourselves. Like these beautiful Texas Bluebonnets, we don't always get a choice where we find…

What do you stand for? I read some time ago that "If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything!" This modern, anonymous quote should make us…

"Up Close" One of my favorite things to do when I get the opportunity to visit friends and family on Kauai is to get out and spend sometime shooting the ocean.…

Life is fluid and ever changing. I've never blogged before or written much, but I have captured images for sometime now. The tide is changing and moving me…
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