In case you missed it, last week we asked readers to send in their best shots for our photo contest, “Not Your Typical Beach Scene”.

We got some great photos – here are some that we selected from the first round of submissions.

But many more came in over the past few days and we want to share those, too. So here they are.

The pictures give fresh perspective on places that people in Hawaii treasure. They’re just another way Civil Beat is sharing community perspectives. We’re publishing voices, written articles on topics that matter to people in the community. And we’re sharing videos, as well as photos. The door is open.

Next week, we will choose a winner of the contest and highlight the person and their work on our site. If you have any favorites, let us know in the comments below. We need all the help we can get in choosing one.

Mahalo to all our participants!

Not Your Typical Hawaii Beach Scene

Aloha from 808
“Aloha From 808” by Cory Yap

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“Sand Castles” by Mike Sumida

Bali Hai split
“Bali Hai Split” by Dane Grady

Justin climbs the Waimea boulder
“Justin Climbs the Waimea Boulder” by David Chatsuthipahn of Unreal Hawaii

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“Body Boarder” by Greg Knudsen

“Beach-Man” by Valdezign

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“Sunset” by Mike Sumida

Kooks Keep Out
“Kooks Keep Out” by Seanna Mikel

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“Barrel Tongue” by Greg Knudsen

“Robots on the Beach” by geewhy

Full Moonrise over Chinaman's Hat
“Full Moonrise over Chinaman’s Hat” by Cory Yap

Baby Turtles
“Baby Turtles” by Seanna Mikel

air splits?
“Air Splits?” Cory Yap

Epic Sunset
“Epic Sunset” by Kerryrm

Full moonrise over Manana Island
“Full Moonrise Over Manana Island” by Cory Yap

Sunset Splash
“Sunset Splash” by Kerryrm

tree ramp
“Tree Ramp” by Valdezign

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    Dan Zelikman – Marketing/Community Host As the Community Host at Civil Beat, Dan is fully engaged with the readers on the site. He is responsible for pushing content through multiple media platforms while discussing the different issues with Civil Beat readers. From answering questions to sharing opinions, Dan is responsible for Civil Beat's voice in the community – both online and off. Dan is also tasked with Civil Beat's digital marketing efforts. From analyzing web data to promoting content, Dan uses technology to understand what Civil Beat readers enjoy reading most. Between the data and the responses, Civil Beat tries to apply that feedback to become better every day. Dan was born in NY and has studied around the globe in parts of New England, Sweden and Australia. Dan loves exploring Hawaii – and when he’s not blogging about his adventures you can find him surfing waves, climbing mountains, and hiking off the beaten path. Dan thinks that "board meetings" are meant for the water.