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January 15, 2013

The following photos were taken today (January 15, 2013) at Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site on the Big Island of Hawaii. Do you want to experience our whales, but you don’t live in Hawaii? No problem! Listen to our Humpback Whales Singing Live.

A humpback whale very close to shore this morning.

A humpback whale very close to shore this morning.

Humpback cruising in the turquoise waters off of Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site.

Humpback cruising in the turquoise waters off of Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site.

Enjoying the peak of whale season in Hawaii

Enjoying the peak of whale season in Hawaii

"What are you looking at?" A pair of geckos hanging out on a wayside exhibit.

“What are you looking at?” A pair of geckos hanging out on a wayside exhibit.

Wild turkeys take a morning stroll along the park's trail.

Wild turkeys take a morning stroll along the park’s trail.

The waters off of Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site are part of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA).

The waters off of Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site are part of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA).

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