Sunday, September 2, 2012

Nene Birds | Hana Hou! Magazine

One of my favorite assignments this past year was photographing endangered Nene birds on top of Haleakala Volcano for the cover story of Hana Hou! The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine. It was so interesting searching for and tagging Nenes in front country pastureland with Cathleen and Tim Bailey, Endangered Wildlife Management at Haleakala National Park, where they have researched Nenes on Maui for the past 20 years.

Cathleen and Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey has a traditional Hawaiian facial tattoo of the Nene's flight pattern on his face.

The Endangered Wildlife Management and Feral Animal Removal Management team at Haleakala National Park.

Joy Tamayose searches for Nenes

Measuring the Nenes wingspan

Cathleen and Tim have matching Nene tattoos on their ring fingers.
Nene are a symbol for a happy marriage since they mate for life.

1 comment:

Cayce Smith said...

Cool to see how passionate these folks are about helping the birds!