A close up look at a bird of paradise flower in the early stages of opening to its full glory.
There’s a skydiving business that operates out of Upolu Airport and they have a blue shipping container inside the airport fence where they store gear. One day when I went down there, I saw a second container had been installed next to the first, creating an L-shaped setup.
I liked the logo on the container and took a photo, which was just as well since the next day the container had been repainted to match the other one.
This young praying mantis was perched on an agave attenuata, but its tail-up pose, and the direction of the photo, give at strange appearance.
A small fish, possibly a blenny, waits in a tide pool. The movement of the water in the pool created the interesting visual effect.
Two flowery flounders don’t exactly stand out on a sand and rubble sea floor, but I’m sure you can spot them.
The leaves of what I think is philodendron goeldii spiral upward in a distinctive way.
I think this is a bloody hermit crab, but this was my only look at it. The greenish lump, from which the legs protrude, is not a shell but a lump of rock or old coral.
An array of lane dividers, pool markings and reflections at the local swimming pool in Kapaau.