After the volcano, we decided to relax again on the resort property. Though for me lasted only about 20 minutes before laying out by the pool grew tiresome and I decided to adventure around the resort.
The nice thing about the resort, was that it offered much animal habitats. While near the pool we found a variety of creatures. One in particular was this little lizard. I saw the lizard crawl up a palm tree and decided to take a shot of it. I ended up following it around the tree about 10 minutes fighting to get a good glimpse of it. Then it happened. The lizard opened up its neck and I got the shot.
A lizard hangs from a palm tree at Waikoloa Resort in Kona Hawaii. (Jason Halley/ProPixelographer)
The other part of the resort that lent itself to animal intrigue was a "basking area" for sea turtles. The sea turtles in Hawaii are protected under state law. You are not allowed to touch them. The resort offers a lagoon on the property that opens up to the ocean. Many sea turtles come in from the ocean and prop up on the part of the beach. I was pleasantly surprised to find 5 sea turtles laying out that day. They were just there basking in the sunlight. It was really neat as I was able to get very close to them. Come to find out they became a regular sight every day.
A sea turtle basks in the sun at Waikoloa Resort April 13, 2009 in Kona Hawaii. (Jason Halley/ProPixelographer)