In Tahitian, Manavai means Sacred Source. In Hawaiian, Manawai means the Sacred Water.
The painting reference photography of the Hawaiian Honu and the Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi,is by scientist and photographer, Chad Yoshinaga of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Honolulu, Hawai’i. This giclee was printed by Paul McCormick in Hawai’i, and inspected, signed and numbered by Calley O’Neill.
Turtles are in serious trouble. Though they have survived for about 220 million years and once roamed the Earth with the dinosaurs, half of all turtle and tortoise species are now threatened with extinction. Populations are shrinking around the world. No other vertebrate group including birds, mammals, amphibians, or sharks – are more endangered. Unfortunately, despite global protection, the serious threats still remain.
An International Traveling Exhibition of Endangered Species
Dedicated to the Children of the World by Calley O'Neill with Rama the Elephant
AN EPIC JOURNEY OF ART AND SOUL FOR THE EARTH
RAMA: AMBASSADOR FOR THE ENDANGERED ONES
Speaking Passionately on Behalf of Those who Cannot Speak