Aloha Friday Photo: A honu way to view Waikiki

Mahalo to Ben Saunders for sharing these awesome photos  with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What a great shot of Waikiki, Diamond Head, that beautiful blue ocean and, of course the honu (Hawaiian sea turtle.) It’s a honu way to view Waikiki.

Here’s what Ben tells us about this experience,

I was lucky enough to have this Sea Turtle come up next to me while I was swimming at Waikiki. Just one of the reasons to visit Hawaii!!

Oh, yes, Ben was quite fortunate! Every encounter with a Hawaiian sea turtle is thrilling.

Here’s an excellent underwater shot of the turtle.

Here’s another view of the turtle coming up for air.

We’re trying really hard not to be jealous of Ben for having this cool swimming buddy. 😉

Happy Aloha Friday!

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Sheila Beal is the founder and editor of Go Visit Hawaii. You can connect with Sheila Beal on Twitter, Go Visit Hawaii on Facebook, or Instagram.


  1. Hi Sheila,

    Will you please post a disclaimer or note to your readers re: capturing images of wild animals in Hawaii? There are still reports of visitors and residents getting too close to these wild and protected animals. A few links for your reference:

    Mahalo nui!

    • We normally do, Michael. I guess by the who-knows-how-many-times we’ve posted a honu photo, we’re bound to forget. But anyone who reads this site regularly should know to not approach too closely. Though, we’ve often discovered that the animals sometimes approach or come nearby us, which we believe to be the case in this scenario.

    • As Ben says, “I was lucky enough to have this Sea Turtle come up next to me” – maybe the Honu haven’t read the links you posted Michael. 😉

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