Travel Sketches: Humpback and Whitetip

humpback whitetip

These are my favorite memories from this trip.

Hearing the humpback whales singing underwater on nearly every dive was wonderful. At some spots they could even be heard while snorkeling. Also, I had the opportunity to see whitetip sharks snoozing under ledges during the day.

Amazing stuff all around.

Travel Sketches: Butterflies and Triggers

Raccoon Butterflyfish

Reef Triggerfish (humuhumu-nukunuku-apua’a)

Each of these cute little buggers were seen all over the wonderful coral reefs of Maui. A couple of the humuhumu-nukunuku-apua'a (yes, after seeing enough of these guys you do eventually learn their name) tried to scare me away from their territory (or nest). Thinking about it still makes me smile. Although, the humuhumu-nukunuku-apua'a probably don't feel the same about me. Très sigh. I wonder if it is possible to go though Maui withdrawals...

Technical Details Medium: Watercolor pencils (Derwent), oriental blue, madder carmine, and naples yellow Paper: Moleskine notebook Physical Size: 8.25in X 5.25in (per page)