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Photography by Doug Couvillion: Two Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles resting on a black sand beach

Despite the rough surf and rocks of Panalu’u Bay, Hawaii the beach is frequented by Green Sea Turtles.  These two were taking a well deserved rest on the black sand after braving the conditions to make it to the beach.

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Photography by Doug Couvillion: Lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Lava flows directly into the ocean at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii.  This is the newest land on earth as the island continues to expand.

If you click on the image you will see a larger version of it and can see more detail.


Kona Coast, Sunset, I

Photography by Doug Couvillion: Kona coast at sunset (1 of 4)

A woman explores the jagged coast of Kona, Hawaii as waves fill tidal pools and the sun begins to set.


Snowy Egret Walking Through Shallow Water

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photograph of a snowy egret walking through shallow water

This Snowy Egret heads back to shore after fishing in the shallow Gulf Coast waters.  There’s some speculation those bright yellow feet may actually help the Snowy Egret catch fish off guard.

These birds were once prized for their beautiful plumage and the fashion industry hunted them to the to the brink of extinction in the late 19th century.  They’ve made a wonderful comeback and are fairly common now.

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Diving Brown Pelican

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Photograph of two brown pelicans, one of them diving, off the coast of Florida

Two Brown Pelicans patrolled the waters off the Gulf Coast of Florida.  One of them decided its next meal was waiting below.

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Landing Pelican

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photograph of a brown pelican landing on a beach on the Florida Gulf Coast

I tracked this Brown Pelican in my camera as it came soaring in from the Gulf Of Mexico.  As luck would have it the pelican decided to land on the beach just in front of me.  There’s no substitute for being in the right place at the right time.

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Hovering Forster’s Tern

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photograph of a Forster's Tern hovering above the Gulf Of Mexico

Forster’s Terns soar above the water hunting for their prey.  When they see a potential target they hover briefly to take a closer look.  One they’ve decided to pursue their target they dive, nearly straight down, and splash into the water to make the catch.  This one was eyeing a possible meal above the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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