Here are a few pictures from Te-Manahua, Maori Festival at the Polynesian Cultural Center this last weekend. I have been photographing special events and some marketing for the Polynesian Cultural Center for a little over a year now, and this has got to be one of the best contests I have ever seen. There were performers from all over including New Zealand and London, England. The winners were a local group and I got chills as they performed. I don’t know if it was because they were doing the Haka 4 feet away, or the fact that I was looking though my canon 70-200 telephoto lens right into their eyes. Whatever it was, it was amazing and they received a standing ovation.