In Search of Peace and Quiet
Kaena Point is a perfect rest spot for these endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but they hardly get the rest they need these days. It has turned in to a very popular day hike, for obvious reasons. This monk seal decided the best way to lessen the noise of excited visitors was to sleep with his head in a shallow pool of water (his body was comfortably dry on the rocky shore). Every few minutes he would come up for air and check the surroundings, when he struck this perfect pose.