Tag Archives: Maui


Maui Visitors

Visiting Maui in the near future? If so, you’re in for a treat – these big guys, the humpback whales have just started returning for their ‘fun in the sun’. Researchers at the Pacific Whale […]


Brown Anole

A native of the Caribbean and introduced into Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands in 1980, the Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) has also managed to make its way to Maui, Kauai and most recently the Big […]


Spotted Dove

Here’s a shot I took on a visit to Maui a couple of years back – the Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis). Also known as the Spotted Turtle Dove, the Chinese Spotted Dove and the Mountain […]


Red-crested Cardinal

I got this shot a few years back whilst in Maui photographing humpback whales. Red-crested Cardinals (Paroaria coronata) are a colourful, pretty bird that were introduced to the Hawaiian Islands back in the late 1920s […]



Here’s something we haven’t featured for a while – a humpback whale enjoying the waters off Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. I managed to capture this ‘postcard’ shot of a whale welcoming you to Maui […]


Friday Flashback – Waterfall

Thanks for the feedback on the Friday Flashbacks – I’m glad people are still enjoying them the second time around. Today’s Friday Flashback is from July 16th 2012 and apparently it was very hot that […]


Friday Flashback – Learning to Dive

Today’s Friday Flashback is from March 9th 2012 – A shot of mother and calf humpback whales diving together, taken in Maui earlier that year. The size comparison still amazes me. (As always click image […]


A ‘Rain Bird’.

The Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) photographed here on it’s ‘winter vacation’ to Maui. In Europe, similar birds used to arrive on their southern migration with the Autumn rains and were consequently given the name Plover […]


Bird of Paradise

I photographed this spectacular flower, the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia), when visiting Maui in the Hawaiian Islands last spring. It is however a native of South Africa and is sometimes called the ‘Crane Flower’. There are five […]


Hawaiian Stilt

The Hawaiian Black-necked Stilt is an endangered species of the Hawaiian Islands, primarily due to habitat loss.  It is the only shorebird to breed in the islands, all other shorebirds, such as the Pacific Golden […]