Kona, the Mama dolphin, led her four-day old baby around by leaning her dorsal fin in baby’s direction. After a one-year gestation period, this baby is now nursing. We observed this special pair at the Hilton Waikoloa in Hawaii.
But I was also fortunate to swim with the wild spinner dolphins yesterday, watching them speed past in large pods, blush their white bellies pink with excitement and once even swim belly to belly. I’m sorry that I don’t have an underwater camera to have captured those moments.
I also counted a variety of different species of tropical fish feeding in a coral reef near the Captain Cook monument — Kealakekua Bay. My favorites were the brilliant parrot fish, the achilles tang and some cool patterned butterfly fishes. I hope that next time I will be able to photograph them!