Hawaiian Monk Seal

This morning I had the good fortune to see a pregnant Hawaiian Monk Seal resting on the beach.  These animals are endangered and seeing one is very special. From what little I know these seals hunt at night so she was likely very tired.  To make sure she does not get disturbed a team of volunteers was keeping humans away.  These guys have to deal with everyone that walks by and wants to know why the beach is taped off and why cant they get closer.  I watched from a distance for a while and saw what they go through. While there patience is certainly tested their hearts are in the right place and they are doing the seals a great service.

Rare sighing of Hawaiian Monk Seal

Rare sighing of Hawaiian Monk Seal


About Doug Hoffman

Portrait and underwater fine art photographer.
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