I don't know which got more attention today: the big yacht parked in front of our house, or the endangered monk seal sleeping at Kam III beach.
We get big private yachts passing through from time to time, but A (the name of this ship) has to be the biggest we've ever seen. The unusual shape has been part of what is keeping everyone talking (click HERE for the wikipedia entry).
Our endangered Monk Seals also get a lot of attention when they stop for a snooze, and this gal was no exception.
Poor Bruce. Ever since her dental problems began, she hasn't been the same shark. Even her memory seems to be slipping - she doesn't seem to remember who I am any more. She shunned me this morning by turning her back on me every time I got near.
The good news is that the ocean water is once again clear and warm and wonderfully swimable.
Mr. & Mrs. Frog were hanging out in the lily pond this morning, which would explain why all of the dragonflies are suddenly missing. Rrribbitt
This spotted Brown Anole was proudly puffing out his dewlap in an attempt to impress the passersby.
I tried pointing out the two frogs to a group of children who came by, but my magic camera strikes again - it could see things that were invisible to the human eye. The kids could not see the mostly submerged amphibians.
I watched numerous Dragonflies mating this morning in a lily pond. It was interesting that the females would submerge themselves while laying eggs, then would be lifted up out of the water and flown through the air by the males.
One dozen species of birds make our neighborhood home. So the only birds I ever see are always one of these twelve types. Always.
Until this morning, that is. I was quite surprised by the bright colors on the roof of the house across the street and the unusual chirps. About eight Peachface Lovebirds decided to make a brief visit before heading off.
I'm a guy who likes to get out into the ocean several times each week and interact with the creatures I encounter there. I often swim with dolphins, sharks, rays, and whales. Check out my photos on my website: www.TropicalLight.com