A humpback whale and calf in Tonga. Humpbacks migrate to Tonga's warm waters each year from Antarctica to mate and give birth.

Dominican Republic Whales Soft-In-Water Encounters & Snorkeling with Oceanic Society. My husband's dream is to swim with whales!

The red-crested cardinal (Paroaria coronata) is a songbird with a prominent red head and crest. This species belongs in the family of the tanagers (Thraupidae). Notwithstanding its similar name, this bird is not closely related to the true cardinal family (Cardinalidae).It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and heavily degraded former forest.

Red-crested Cardinal, Paroaria coronata (my darling little Kauai bird)

Kauai Map - shows location of Kauai vacation rentals and points of interest around Kauai. Click on names for more information and to see pictures.

Kauai Map showing points of interest and the location of Kauai vacation rentals…

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Mars. "Olympus Mons" Looming larger than any volcanic mountain in the Solar System, "Olympus Mons" is taller than three Mount Everests.

VOLCANO/PLANETS Olympus Mons, an extinct shield volcano on Mars. At three times the height of Mount Everest, it is the tallest mountain in our solar system.