This was one of several Monk Seals we saw lounging on Poipu Beach in Kauai. These seals are protected and there are fines in place as high as $25,000.00 for endangering or harassing them. When they swim up on the beach the life guards quickly erect a barricade around them. As they relax and regain the strength they need to hunt and avoid predators beach goers continue beaching around the familiar sight.
I work in the industrial distribution sector as a salesman for a master distributor of valves and fittings in Houston, TX. I am a member of the Bay Area Photo Club which meets at the Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake in Clear Lake Texas on Tuesday nights. I shoot with an Olympus E-3 and my favorite lens in my Zuiko 12-60.