Friday, December 14, 2018

Another New Record


Earlier in the week, Maui's Mermaids discovered a record number of giant Nudibranchs gathered together; but that record was broken this morning when we found four, all in the same area.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Completely Invisible


Due to strong trade winds this morning, fine rain extended way out to sea for a huge rainbow. My sunglasses made the rainbow completely invisible, but when I saw lots of people looking in that direction I knew to take my sunglasses off - and there it was.

I'm beginning to temporarily lose interest in sunsets, so I'm pointing my camera at different subjects while out each evening.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Attack of the Giant Nudibranchs

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This morning's ocean swim with Maui's Mermaids brought us up close and personal with not one, but three large Nudibranchs.

 Click HERE for more photos from today's adventure.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Not Stranded


 What could be better than yoga on the beach (well, except for a sweet roll and cup of coffee)?

They sometimes look stranded, but turtles often like to bask in the warm sun.

And, of course, another boring sunset...


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Clear Clear Clear

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The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers enjoyed unusually clear water for their ocean swim this morning. We also saw more Sea Turtles than we could count and two Sharks as well.

Click HERE for more photos from today's ocean adventure.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/09dec18sm/09dec18sm.html

Friday, December 7, 2018

Makes Me Happy


Lucky me, I got to swim with an endangered Hawksbill Turtle this morning. Knowing that there are still some left makes me happy.

Goatfish blend in with their surroundings so well, that it's always a surprise to me that they are so colorful.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Colorless Turtle


Another beautiful morning for an ocean swim today.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Stay Here


Who wouldn't want to spend their vacation here?

I have been doing some photography for a vacation rental company (Private Paradise Villas) and I would love to stay at any of their amazing properties. 


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Early Visit from Santa

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Santa took a break from his Christmas preparations to swim with the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers this morning.

We also got to swim with two Monk Seals, a Manta Ray, a Hawksbill Turtle, a Green Sea Turtle, and huge numbers of a variety of tropical Fishies.

Click HERE for more photos of today's ocean adventure.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/02dec18LP/02dec18LP.html

Friday, November 30, 2018

Fun at Work


My boss has been busting my chops this week; but that's okay because I love my work.

And, lucky me, I only photograph beautiful properties; which makes my job so very easy.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tis the Season


Since we don't have snow down here at sea level, we don't have snowpeople, we have sandpeople.

We are used to sightseeing helicopters passing overhead, but this morning we got buzzed down below the treetops.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

No Escape

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I can't get away from them. It seems that no matter where I swim these days, I get mobbed by hordes of Spinner Dolphins. This morning more than forty of them repeatedly approached me; I think they wanted to play. Many of them were already playing the leaf game and they wished I would join in.

Click HERE for more photos from today's adventures in the deep blue.

http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/28nov18dolphins/28nov18dolphins.html

Monday, November 26, 2018

Mobbed by Dolphins

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I went out for a short swim this morning and was mobbed by nearly forty Spinner Dolphins. After being approached by them, I floated in place for fifteen minutes while they swam back and forth above, below and all around me. When they finally started to swim away, I made my break for shore.

Click HERE for several more photos from today's adventure.

http://www.tropicallight.com/water/dolphins/26nov18dolphins/26nov18dolphins.html

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Working Off the Bounty

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The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers gathered this morning to begin working off all the Turkey, Stuffing and more which had been consumed at Thanksgiving feasts. What a perfect day for an ocean swim.

Click HERE for more photographs from today's adventures.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/25nov18sm/25nov18sm.html

Saturday, November 24, 2018

First Whales


Shortly after sunset yesterday, a mom and baby Humpback Whale swam past me. Hooray! My first sighting of the season.


Friday, November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Part II

 After a fun morning swim yesterday, I was fortunate enough to experience sunset and moonrise up on the mountain with some of the Pink Cap Swimmers. I'm still savoring the aroma of wood smoke which lingers in my hair this morning.

Lucky me!


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

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I am continually grateful for my amazing life - AND I got to spend Thanksgiving with both Mermaids in the water and Pink Caps on land. How great is that?!

This Crown of Thorns Starfish (middle photo) seemed to be having a Thanksgiving feast as well.

Click HERE for a couple more photos from this morning's ocean swim.

http://www.tropicallight.com/swim1/22nov18LP/22nov18LP.html

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Pre-Thanksgiving Swim


Swim turnouts this week have been really low, but conditions have been great.

We saw a big stream of fresh Octopus ink, but not much else on our ocean swim this morning.

Click HERE for a few more photos from today's ocean adventure.