I went to the south manta site last night (feels like forever since I've been there) and as soon as I stepped on the boat it was like I was back in the swing of things. This site sees way less numbers in mantas (usually 1, 2 or 3), but is more dependable for a nightly sighting (far less likely to get skunked then up north). Last night we had one manta, Kailey, who is a smaller female.
Here's her belly (to id her):
Some other, less identifiable pictures from the night.
This morning I had a chance to go to the beach (the one with all the turtles). The thing is, in order to go to the beach and still maintain to get work done, I have to get up bright and early. I was convinced in Hawaii even the beach would be hot at 7 am, but I was not so right. The good part about it is that the turtles are trying to suck up every bit of warmth the sun is giving off, so bright and early, it was just me and 4 or 5 turtles basking in the sun. I had my camera and wanted to take pictures, but I was determined to get hot before I got into the water, and of course waiting around, my camera once again formed condensation on the inside of the lens. I think of cursed at this beach with trying to get decent pictures of my beloved turtles, but at least this time they came out a fraction better than last time. Damn camera. But hey, the beach was beautiful. And the moments the sun was strong, boy oh boy was it amazing. I miss summer more and more each minute I'm here.
Do you see the turtle? Would you have seen her had I not asked?
oh and before I forget - look who was waiting for me this morning outside my window :)
okay time for bed! wahoo. In some serious need for sleep and this blog has kept me up longer than I need to be (my eyes keep shutting in between picture uploads). Goodnight all. Aloha.