I haven't posted one of these in quite a while. This one is going to be a random selection of photos I have taken in the past couple of months. I hope you enjoy it.
Juvenile Spotted Dolphin
This is the species that is associated with yellowfin tuna and was killed by the millions before "dolphin-safe" tuna fishing practices. I imagine many are still killed. They are quite acrobatic.
This was a recent highlight. I have been looking to photograph one of these babies for years. They are quite rare in the main Hawaiian islands, partly because the aquarium collectors get over $1,000 each for a specimen. A law to put severe restrictions and eventually ban aquarium collecting on Hawaiian reefs recently died in the legislature. It doesn't help that the head of the DLNR, William Aila, hold an aquarium collectors permit and definitely on the side of collectors.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!
Thanks so much for visiting. I hope this helped in some small way.