Looking back at the Waianae Valley:
Being winter, the Megaptera novaeangliae/Humpback Whales migrate to their winter calving and mating grounds in Hawai'i. The warm waters around the islands provide protection for young whales until they build up the body fat needed for the migration back north.
Almost immediately we began sighting waterspouts, indicating the presence of the whales.
Chelonia mydas/Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles!