Saturday, January 15, 2011

Whale & Turtle Watching in the Sun.

 One of the great parts of creating Nature Art is getting out and experiencing nature, finding and observing creatures in their own environments. Letting the animals themselves teach me their secrets. These past two weeks I have been an eager learner. I have been on the Hawaiian islands studying the sea turtles and the humpback whales. It was amazing experience to swim with the turtles in the beautiful coral reefs. Massive beds of coral growing in many different colours and shapes with accents of black and pencil slate urchins.

I spent hours swimming with the turtles while the song of the whales gently echoed in my water filled ears. I would enjoy the warm waters till too tired to swim. Then retreat to the beach equipped with high powered binoculars I then observed the whales blow, slap and breach in the ocean passage between islands. It was a phenomenal chance to see them in their breeding and birthing area. A boat trip allowed me an even closer observation of the whales exhibiting all different behaviors. Humpback whales circle and enjoy the warm waters of Hawaii as a shallow safe place to give birth and breed. 

Turtles and whales will definitely require further study, not only because they are unique incredible creatures but also because it is just so much fun!


ramona said...

Can I still love you and be in your fanclub if I feel jealousy pangs right now?

Bonnie Heather said...

I'm with Ramona! Soooo jealous and happy for you.

Valerie said...

Yes Ramona and Heather I wish that you could have been there with me. It was great.