Toads & Turtles, Turtles & Toads

Just wanted to share some photos from yesterday.

The first is a shot from Ho’okipa around sunset where turtles occasionally haul out for some relaxation in the evening hours. Presumably, it’s also a great way to avoid predators since, last I checked, sharks can’t breath air.

The next set are some cane toads from Haiku.

These guys are a rather horrible invasive species. Native species and pets simply don’t know to avoid them and the toads secrete a really nasty toxin that can kill animals that don’t know better. I managed to snap a few good shots despite it being pitch black when these guys stood still long enough for me to frame them up.

Jan 13th, 2013 | Posted in Hawaii, Photography
  1. Leland
    Apr 13th, 2014 at 17:16 | #1

    Hi Mike,

    My name is Leland and I am designing a web page for a great couple who are some very good friends of mine. They run a small mom and pop bed and breakfast in Haiku and they asked me to create a web page for them. I came across your really cool shot of the turtles at Ho’okipa and I was wondering if you would mind if I used that shot as a picture on their web page? I would be happy to credit to you.



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