Take My Breath Away

Sunrise at Waimea Bay on the north shore can be stunning.


Usually I am alone on the beach.... Sunday I had company..



















The Hawaiian Monk Seal is a solitary animal that is protected by the Federal government because the Hawaiian monk seal is bordering extinction.







He was a grumpy seal and rightly so.. they are hunted by the great white shark and i imagine that's enough to make anyone grumpy!







I sat with him for 2 hours just talking to him and every once in a while he would give me an "oh SHUT UP LADY" snort.











As soon as the Bays lifeguards got to work they started roping the area he was laying in off.. it is illegal to get too close to these guys.








I so enjoyed those 2 hours and I was amazed at the beauty that was happening around me while i waited. The rainbow that showed up while Mr seal was laying there was wonderful.



The beauty of Planet Earth continues to take my breath away!











I am an island gal.......

Comments

Chrissy said…
Had to laugh at the 'comment' ... reminds me of an old man talking to his woman...lol...
Lucky you! How wonderful that you got to spend quality time with it.
Nancy said…
I love how they get roped off so as to not disturb them. Your morning sounds heavenly. Here in the mountains it's rainy and cold today.
Beautiful picture of the seal, the rocks and the rainbow.
Lori ann said…
wish i were there...
ρομπερτ said…
One has to thank you for providing such moments. If the world ever needed a reason to continue to turn around, your photography surely is one of them.
Please have a nice Tuesday.
ρομπερτ said…
One has to thank you for providing such moments. If the world ever needed a reason to continue to turn around, your photography surely is one of them.
Please have a nice Tuesday.
leilani said…
LOL Chrissy =0D thats why im single.. only person to tell me to be quiet is me =0D


Don it was wonderful!

Nancy , you know he LEFT as they were roping him off..lolol


Thank you AHuman!
leilani said…
robert Thank you.


Lori, in every place of nature there is amazement! =0D
Firefly said…
There is something special just sitting and watching a wild animal in silence while they do what they do. Some kind of connection forms. The animal know you are there but feels that you are not threatening it.

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