About - Terry Koyama
Whenever You Roll By, My Heart Swells

My name is Terry Koyama and I am a landscape and surf photographer. Based in the Hawaiian Islands, I am deeply inspired by nature's beauty. This includes Oahu's North Shore where it is bombarded by monstrous swells every winter. I enjoy capturing the raw power of these unforgiving waves as well as showcasing the extremely fearless surfers who ride them. In addition, my adventurous spirit has taken me across the United States and around the world to create photographs of landscapes with unbelievable beauty.


Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to receive recognition for my work. In a international competition, "Waimea Bay Beast" and "Mammatus Makers" both won their respective categories in the 2016 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Also, I was in a fortuitous position to be selected to participate in the 2017 Contemporary Photography In Hawaii exhibition. The two wave photographs being showcased were "Fools Rush In" and "Waimea Bay Beast."


Prints of my fine art photography are available for purchase from this website. Otherwise, please use the Contact link to the left to ask any questions or request details regarding:

-Commercial and editorial licensing

-Large prints for corporate or personal use 

-Custom prints 

-Business inquiries

  • Waimea Bay Beast

    2016 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, Black and White Winner Waimea Bay Shorebreak, Oahu, Hawaii

  • Mammatus Makers

    2016 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, Environmental Value Winner. Kansas, USA

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