green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Kona, Hawaii
This might be an interesting dragonfly. I saw common green darners (Anax junius) in three different places on my trip to Hawaii, but this one lacks the blue abdomen that can be so conspicuous in A. junius. One darner option that does has a dark abdomen, like the one shown here, is the Giant Hawaiian Darner (Anax strenuus). See photos on OdonataCentral (one, two) and a TNC photo on Facebook. Note that there seems to be lots of photos on the internet of A. junius that have been incorrectly labeled as A. strenuus. So, to avoid contributing to the problem, I'll first ID this as Anax and seek out confirmation that it is A. strenuus or something else.
A. strenuus is "common in higher elevation areas...[but] Adults will patrol stream and wetland areas and even can sometimes be found close to sea level," according to the Hawaii Biological Survey/Bishop Museum website.
Thought I was looking at a different species, but this should be an immature orange-form female.
Yellow-billed cardinal in the tidal pool.
Sort of a far-off photo, but I think this was a lone shoveler out in this brackish pond.
Brackish mud. Very abundant.
Several green turtles in the tidal pools.