|Rare Hawaiian Monk Seal - Tunnels Beach, Kawai|
Well, I just couldn't resist the M alliterations today...Monday...Mischief...Monk... especially while looking at these adorably snoozing seals. There are only about 900 monk seals left in the world and they are endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. We were fortunate enough to see two of them sleeping off their meals during our 10 days on Kauai. Notice the white sign behind the seal pictured above. The seal has been surrounded by these signs warning passersby to keep their distance. (Thank goodness for the zoom feature on our little camera!) Most, but not all, people were happy to comply. A few saw the signs but walked next to the seal anyway. Mischief indeed! Too bad a wildlife officer wasn't around to ticket them.
|The tide is getting his flippers wet!|
|Monk seal on Donkey Beach, seen from cliff above.|
|Sleeping Beauty. |
Ted hiked down the cliff and used the zoom to get this shot from about 100 feet.