Raincloud 2

6 11 2010

I dont think I will ever cease to be fascinated by watching a faraway rainstorm while at sea. With no land to disrupt the cloudbursts or affect the winds, the thunderstorms here are uniquely formed, and always new.


Golden Sunset #1

22 08 2010

Im in a posting sky shots mood today. I hope you’re in the mood for them as well. I caught this sunset just as the big cloud was breaking up. Timing can be everything, especially when the sun is going down around the tropics, it can happen fast!

Rain is coming…

22 08 2010

For those that like interesting skies… Here is a developing Thunderstorm. ┬áTis a 3-exposure HDR so you can see all thats going on in this scene. Plus it looks cool.

Wooly Bully

17 08 2010

While visiting “Turtle Beach” on the North Shore of Hawaii with a bunch of New Zealanders (long story) we stumbled upon this 4-foot or so long Green Sea Turtle just napping on the sand. Such a beautiful animal.

Conservationists were on hand as these animals are extremely endangered, But we learned this animal was named Wooly Bully, and was a Male, between 45 and 47 years old or so. Hard to believe this animal has been sailing the seas longer than Iv’e been alive!

I sat with this guy for almost an hour before he finally opened his eyes for a moment to look around, then promptly went right back to sleep. Just like some other 45 year olds I know…

Sitting with this guy I couldnt help but think about how we are the stewards of this planet. Being at the top of the food chain should carry a sense of responsibility. How can we not be taking care of this guy and the dwindling hundreds like him?

We can make a nuclear reactor. We can make a nuclear submarine. We can make a nuclear bomb.

…So why can’t we keep him safe?

47 year old "Wooly Bully" a Green Sea Turtle

The Chase

16 05 2010

I saw these seagulls diving into the water over and over again one morning, but I couldn’t see what they were actually up to. Instinct told me to start taking pictures, but it wasn’t until after i got these shots into the computer did I see what was happening. The seagulls were chasing flying fish when they would break the surface, trying to catch them before they went back underwater. It was too fast and too far away for my eye to catch, luckily my camera did!