Florida White Pelican

I was telling my wife that over the years of visiting Florida, I had never seen a White Pelican. My mother who had lived in West Palm Beach had thought they were going extinct. Turns out they are migratory and real snowbirds!

We visited the Ding Darling nature preserve on Captiva Island and saw hundreds of these large birds. They are much larger than brown pelicans or even bald eagles for that matter with a nine foot wing span. I was fortunate to capture one in flight.

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White Pelican

White Pelican

Tri-Color Heron

We visited the Ding Darling nature preserve on Captiva island and saw flocks of different birds including hundreds of white pelicans. This was the only Tri-Color Heron we saw and he looked a little lonely.

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Tri-color Heron

Tri-color Heron

Diamond Head

I was very unimpressed with Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. Maybe it is because I visited Kauai and Maui many times before ever spending any time on Oahu except for the airport. Maybe it was because I thought Miami had better beaches. Maybe it was because Honolulu reminded me of Miami. Maybe it was because of all the street hustlers and the crowded beaches. In any case the one thing I did like was Diamond Head. It was a great place to hike and quiet and serene compared to noisy Waikiki beach. You can buy a print of this on my commercial gallery and see other images by clicking here.

Diamond Head

Diamond Head

Seal Island Revisited

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of my first year in the blogosphere and this is the final post of celebrating my first week by revisiting my first posts. Tomorrow i will repost my very first blog and then it’s on to new stuff!

There is a scenic drive in California that is not to be missed It is called 17-Mile Drive and is a scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula. There are many scenic views along the drive like the Lone Cypress and the Famous pebble Beach Golf Course. There is a small island off shore that is called Seal island which was one of the highlights for me because I love seeing wildlife in a natural environment. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Seal Island Monterrey Peninsula

Seal Island

Honokohau Bay

Honokohau Bay is located in West Maui beyond Ka’anapali Beach and the main tourist area. The road around the west side of the island is a challenging drive and not as well known as the road to Hana so less crowded and traveled. To the right of this little cove is a rocky beach which is one of the best spots in Maui to swim and snorkel with giant sea turtles or Honokohau. Dive boats come here to dock because their passengers are pretty much guaranteed to see turtles and maybe also spinner dolphins. You can buy a print of this image and see others on my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Honokohau Bay

Honokohau Bay