The stark beauty of the rugged landscape of a lava field in Hawaii Volcano National Park.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

Just a short little post of a nice, but slightly overcast day out at China Walls at Portlock, O'ahu, HI.  

A flowering dracena plant

Paraglider over the bay

View from above the pathway

interesting flowering plant 

"da wall"

"something is out there!"

"Aw, it's a monk seal!"


long body

Gliding effortlessly through the rough ocean and high waves it's a, um, a big black blob.  No, it's a Hawaiian Endangered Monk Seal.  'Ilio-holo-i-ka-uaua in Hawaiian which translates into dog that runs in the rough seas.  The seal didn't mind the swimmers and surfers that swam nearby.  I could hardly keep up snapping pictures of the fast swimmer.  I was thrilled to witness a threatened and endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal in the wild.  That was and is a very rare occurrence. Happy, Happy, Happy!!!


No comments: