American fascination with the historic election of a black man into the country’s highest office seem to never end.

Latest photos – taken by paparazzi shows president-elect Obama was shirtless strolling along a Hawaiian beach accompanied by wife and kids.


Washingtonpost said the photographer was less than 200 feet from the Obamas, said Frank Griffin, co-owner of Bauer-Griffin, the California-based paparazzi agency that snapped the shots.

But the Secret Service agents guarding the property did not ask the photographer to leave the beach.

“There was tacit approval that he was able to shoot what he could shoot. It’s a public beach,” Griffin said in a telephone interview Monday with The Washington Post.

He declined to identify the photographer, but said he is a contractor who lives in Hawaii and whose family has a house not far from the Obama’s vacation property.