Swimming with a Honu

Honu - © Christopher Martin-4298

I went on a sailing trip up the Na Pali coast yesterday.  The morning was clear and we had a great trip with visits from a couple of separate pods of dolphins and a few humpback whales.  After turning around at the Kalalau Valley, the captain found us a calm cove and we had an hour to snorkel.  Halfway through the swim, I found a Green sea turtle fishing down in the coral.

Foraging Honu - © Christopher Martin-4230

 Foraging Honu - © Christopher Martin-4220

I was about 30′ above it and just floated along watching it swim and explore.  After a few minutes, it surfaced and when it turned to me, I had a second to photograph it swimming.  Soon after with lungs full of fresh air, it descended again and soon disappeared into the blue.

The descent - © Christopher Martin-4307

4 responses

  1. Great one!!!

    December 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm

  2. Beautiful

    December 14, 2012 at 9:03 pm

  3. wow…that is really something to see.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:24 pm

  4. Kim

    I miss that!

    December 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

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