An adult Green Sea Turtle swims by a woman, taking it easy in the clear blue ocean off Maui’s north side.
Honu in Hawaii have been protected long enough now that they have become quite accustomed to swimming with people. It is illegal to disturb turtles or swim after them in the water; however, the turtles have no such restrictions and will often cruise by for close encounters.
From the Photographer:
“This summer’s water has been so clear and blue on the north end of Maui. I took this image of my wife enjoying the warm water when a friendly Honu decided to cruise by as well.”
Tall green palm and African Tulip trees sway in a gentle north shore breeze looking toward an ocean rainbow that appears like an escalator to the heavens. read more
Brilliant blues and greens contrast the black Kona lava and make for breathtaking views. read more
There are a lot of “secret” spots in Hawaii and on the Big Island, and rightly so. Part of experiencing Hawaii is making discoveries on your own…finding beautiful secluded white and black rock beaches like this one based on only intuition, luck, or conversation. read more
Just off Oahu’s windward coast near Kailua you’ll find Na Mokula–The Two Islands. Made up of Moku Nui, “big island,” and Moku Iki, “small island,” the lonely pair make for a beautiful couple and fantastic photographs, especially at sunrise. read more
Majestic purple spills through the clouds and across orange hues to reflect off the ocean in another beautiful Hawaii sunset on Oahu. In Hawaiian the sunset glow is called “alaula,” literally meaning, “flaming road.” read more
This beautiful ocean scene is the remnant of Kilauea volcanic vent on Kaua’i’s northernmost shores. The winds here are steady and strong and the lush greenery tells of plenty of rain. The steep shoreline and ocean winds have made this … read more
Molten rock pours into the ocean on Hawaii’s southern coast after making its way down from Kilauea volcano. read more
A spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari) stealthy flies inches above columns of white sand seeking out its next snack in near shore Oahu waters. Hawaiians call rays Hihimanu, which translated literally means “flowing bird.” read more
Ever wondered just what Hawaii looks like from outer space? It looks awesome. read more
Dive boats prepare for a manta ray night diving excursion as the sun draws a red-orange line across the ocean surface. read more
The beautiful, organized structure of corals keeps viewers in wonder and engaged as fish playfully dart in and out of the reef’s safety and scavenge food from the coral in a symbiotic relationship. read more