The Green Sea Turtle’s Hawaii population has made a fantastic recovery since being placed on Endangered Species List. These friendly yet prehistoric-looking animals can be seen on all of the Hawaiian islands more and more often.
Like honeymooners on the islands, Hawaii’s green sea turtles enjoy laying on the beach under the sun, taking in the warmth and cuddling up to each other. This pair was found along the Napili coast on the island of Maui.
From the Photographer:
“Just your average honeymooners on Maui.”
A beautiful duno of honu (sea turtles) cruise through Hawaiian waters. read more
A young green sea turtle relaxes as workers from the Maui Ocean Center care for it. read more
Sea turtles rest on Maui sands in a line pointing toward sunset behind the island of Lana’i. read more
A Green Sea Turtle takes it easy on a patch of lava rock with tasty algae within reach. read more
A baby green sea turtle makes its way through the shallows, getting a breathe of fresh air and looking for food. read more
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 green sea turtle pops up to say hello to curious snorkelers at one of Maui’s shallow shorelines. 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
If you already think sea turtles are chill, this shot will help further convince you of their relaxed nature. It would be amazing to know what this Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is thinking. The expressive face, barely open eyes, wide spread fins, and positioning on the sea floor all seem to say, “Just chillin’. How you doin’?” 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