This picture is the highlight of my trip to Kauai in April. Wes and I took a snorkel cruise that went along the Napali coast, then to Lihua for some snorkeling, then on past Niihau and back to Port Allen.
I have NEVER seen a monk seal while I've been in the water before, much less had one swim almost right up to me! Now I do have some zoom on my camera and this pic is cropped from the original, but dang, it was so exciting to have one swim right up! He swam right up to the group, hung out for a couple minutes, then swam away. About 15 minutes earlier he had come around for a few minutes, but I was much further away. The Hawaiian Monk Seal is an endangered species so it's illegal to harass them, but it's not illegal for them to harass humans! LOL...
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