It is hard to beat pictures of baby sea turtles. Here, a young honu makes its way through the shallows, getting a breathe of fresh air and looking for food.
With its maka (eye) just above the surface, it can see reasonably well. Underwater, where it spends the vast majority of its life, it can see extremely well.
Green sea turtles can live to be just a shade under 100 years old. The biggest ones weigh in at around 700 pounds.
Like other turtles, the Green Sea Turtle is a reptile, despite being on the “cuter” end of the reptile spectrum.
At the end of a long week we can all get a little tired. Here, a suite of seven Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (honu) nap together on the beach. read more
A dozing Hawaiian sea turtle eyes the camera underwater in clear Hawaii waters. read more
A Hawaiian green sea turtle casually flies through clear ocean water just above a shallow reef keeping a keen eye out for a bite to eat. read more
Here a group of at least seven–how many turtles can you see?–Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles rest on the shore of Oahu. read more
Three Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles circle round in an underwater dance serenaded by sunlight from above while a crowd of busy reef fish go about their business. read more
Hawaiian Green Seat Turtles are fun, calm creatures exuding a relaxed spirit as they slowly scoot along the shorelines or glide through the water. In the Hawaiian language eye of the turtle is translated as kamakahonu. read more
These three Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles swam up on shore to take some rest, apparently finding that laying on top of each other was the way to go. read more
Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are known for how they come out of the ocean to bask in the warm Pacific Sun. read more
A favorite of visitors and locals, photographers and site-seers, kids and adults, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are a joy to watch. read more
Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles–honu in Hawaiian–are fun, handsome examples of Hawaii’s lively ocean habitat. Their docile appearance and sun-bathing creates a relaxing and engaging time. read more