Apparently sea turtle heaven! Saw 10-12 in a 10 min span!
Seen throughout trail in cinder cone state park
Blossoms on tree
Lots near the entrance to cinder cone state park!
colorful portulaca flower on Hawai'i Island
coral colored ixora on Hawai'i Island
ixora on Hawai'i Island
black-crowned night heron eyeing some koi fish
spotted near Kohala Coast, Hawai'i Island
I believe this is one of or the only native Hawaiian damselfly that I saw during my trip. In a freshwater/brackish pond that was flowing into ocean. I was fortunate to spot it. I saw it perched on a stick in the water from a hard artificial pond edge, and when it was disturbed and flew, it disappeared into a vegetated bank of the pond and I never saw it or any others again.