A Boy and His Turtle – Big Island, Hawaii   8 comments


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A Boy and His Turtle – Big Island, Hawaii

On the big island of Hawaii green sea turtles are everywhere near the shore.  Just walk up to any small crescent shaped beach and you are bound to see one basking lazily in the sun.  This one was on a black sand beach and my oldest son (3 years old at the time) hiked over for a closer look. He bent down and counted all of the turtles he saw.  I can’t remember how many in total, but there were a lot.

I love my kids! I tell them all the time. I don’t do it so they will say “I love you, too” back to me. I do it so they will say “I love you” to their children.  Well about a minute after I took this photograph my son turned around and said “Dad come look at the green sea turtles.”  I was so proud.  I knew at that moment he would be showing his kids someday everything I was showing him. My two boys may not grow up to be biologists, but I am positive they will grow up with a thirst for knowledge.  I know I did thanks to my family.

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8 responses to A Boy and His Turtle – Big Island, Hawaii

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  1. so charming!

  2. That is fantastic! Do you think these were females coming in to lay eggs or do they bask like this often? Either way, if i ever get to Hawaii i would hope to see such a sight.

  3. I love how your son pops in this photo.

  4. It’s a very cute photo and I like story behind it.

  5. Great photo! I work in a windowless office. When I need a break from the four walls, I can come to your blog for wonderful glimpses of the world beyond those walls.

  6. Lovely! I really wish I was this lucky to get close enough to a turtle, they’re one of my favourite animals. Your kids sound adorable :D .

  7. An excellent image, backed by some wonderful thoughts.

  8. Great shot!

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