Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hau'ula Sunset

Gorgeous sunset on my drive home from a North Shore shoot today.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bruss Keppeler | MANA Magazine

Bruss Keppeler, Oahu attorney at JTSI Inc. for MANA Magazine.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Bird Scarers | Honolulu Magazine

Matt and I had an awesome time photographing and riding along with the 'bird scarers' at the Honolulu International Airport for Honolulu Magazine. It was so interesting learning about the different techniques the wildlife biologists and technicians Erik Rutka, Darren Phelps, and John Cody use to get rid of birds on the runway and safeguard aviation at the airport.

Erik Rutka uses a net gun on an empty runway

Bird Decoys

Erik calls to the airport control tower on his radio

John Cody tries to scare a bird with a laser gun

Erik Rutka, Darren Phelps, and John Cody with a shot gun, net gun, and talon - devices they regularly use on the job

Using a shotgun to scare birds

View from inside a live decoy trap

Erik drives the runway searching for birds

Setting up the net gun

a remote control car used to scare birds

A live mouse inside the swedish goshawk trap for owls

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.