Sea turtles have graced our oceans for more than 75 million years.
These ancient reptiles are among the most fascinating of all marine inhabitants.
Here in Hawaii, three species of sea turtles are considered native:
the green (Honu), ……the hawksbill (Honu’ea)……. and the leatherback.

Honu-Hawaiian Sea Turtles

The Honu, or Hawaiian sea turtle, is the Hawaiian symbol of longevity, peace, good luck, humility, long life and the spirit within. In Hawaii, legend tells about a green sea turtle, Kauila, who could change herself into a girl to watch over the children playing at Punalu’u Beach on the Big Island. When Kauila’s mother dug her nest, a fresh water spring surged upward, quenching the children’s thirst. Kauila is the “mythical mother” of all turtles, and perhaps of our children as well. It’s also said that turtles were the guides for the first voyagers to Hawaii.
If You Knew Sean
You would know he was with the *_Honu’ea_

His love of the the Hawaiian Islands and the kai was unsurpassed…….

In his own words…
Inspired by my love for sea life and the oceans of the world

AS a side note
For those of you who knew Sean
I have to tell you he is doing great………
I had the opportunity to swim out about 500 yards to a buoy and find him.

He was just chillax’n at the bottom of the buoy line when I saw him……’
He seemed to be aware of my presence and started to surface………
When he surfaced he was HUGE……….and I mean H U G E
He came within inches of me……
Face to Face as if he knew who I was…….
We hung there eying each other in awe……..
After a few minutes which seemed like hours he turned around…
Allowed me to grab onto his back foot (the feeling was completely surrealistic)……….
He then turned his head around to me as if to say:
*_ALOHA KJ….IT"S ALL GOOD………SHAKA BRAH!!!
He then proceed to dive down to the depth of the kai where he was eternally enjoying his beloved Maui…….

Move Slow my brudda…..YOU ARE MISSED_*

Acrylic on Linen…..hand cut curvy frame

Bringing Aloha to The Valley of The Sun…..

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Comments

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    August 3, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • wow……….mahalo wahini Teresa…..I am honored…………aloha………

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • vigor
    vigorabout 1 year ago

    Sea turtles are awesome, I hitched a ride on one one time when I use to scuba dive. I love the sea. Thanks for adding to Just For You!

  • they truly are amazing creatures…..glad you like wahini …….aloha & mahalo

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69about 1 year ago

    A most honorable and beautiful tribute Kj. X

  • mahalo wahini sal…………glad you like………..did you know sean too……….good to see you here…………aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 1 year ago

    Fine tribute brah’ and one fine work of art. Even here we take our sea turtles seriously. You got better odds shooting your wife and getting away with it than you do messing with sea turtle nesting area.

  • thats for sure……and seeing them in their natural habitat is kinda scary……but peaceful and serene as well…..
    .shaka brah’

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 1 year ago

    Wow, amazing details and colors, Great work Bro.

  • mahalo brah’……….glad you like this one…………aloha……..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 1 year ago

    4th Aug

  • smiling……………………….

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallabout 1 year ago

    Woo Hoo !!! Love turtles mate

  • Hey mate………….how you been…………….gotta love these guys…………you can only capture them if you go under with them…..shaka brah’………..aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful image x

  • mahalo wahini Linda…………glad you like………..aloha

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 1 year ago


    4 August 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • shaka brah’

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 1 year ago

    great work

  • mahalo wahini……………good to see you …………..or at least your eye………….aloha……….

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

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