Some Hawaii wildlife

A palila sits in a tree in Hawaii

This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Wildlife.’ See more responses here. I thought I’d go with a couple of photos from the air, on land, and in the ocean.

First up, a couple of native Hawaiian birds, a palila above and a pueo below.

A pueo sits on a post in Hawaii
Wild goats rest on a trail in Hawaii

Next, a group of goats blocking a trail in South Kona, above, and a wild pig snaffles a mango and runs off with its prize, below.

A wild pig runs off with a mango in Hawaii
Spinner dolphins in the waters off Hawaii

Finally, a pod of spinner dolphins that I encountered in the wild while snorkeling. This scene was made more poignant for me by having recently seen dolphins in a small pool doing their thing for tourists at one of the resorts here. I couldn’t bring myself to take a photo of that.

Spinner dolphins in the waters off Hawaii

16 thoughts on “Some Hawaii wildlife

    1. Graham Post author

      On a positive note, they have recently introduced restrictions here on how close people can get to wild dolphins, which will curtail some tours geared to swimming with dolphins.

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  1. Terri Webster Schrandt

    All your wildlife and birds are so beautiful, Graham. That one goat sure is making himself at home, LOL! Love the pueo–what a look he has! I’m glad you can share your amazing photos of dolphins in the wild, Graham, where they belong. Hopefully, the ones in the resorts are rescues and are living a good life. At least they seem to enjoy playing.

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