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Hawaiian Monk

Uploaded by: wb6ypf

Thursday April 8, 2010

Poipu, HI

Caption: Known to the native Hawaiians as ʻIlio-holo-i-ka-uaua, or "dog that runs in rough water". Its common name derives from its round head covered with short hairs, giving it the appearance of a medieval friar. The name may also reflect the fact that it lives a solitary existence relative to other species that collect in large colonies. The Hawaiian monk seal is among the most endangered of all seal species. The population of Hawaiian monk seals is in decline. In 2008, it was estimated that only 1200 individuals remain. This Monk Seal was seen on Poipu Beach. He looks very content, enjoying the warm Spring Sun.

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Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

Orientation: top - left

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Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.

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Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 60.0 mm

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23. ALukich
3:14 AM GMT on April 13, 2010
Is their place available next to this punk? Oops, next to this monk! I don't mind to get some suntan too. Nice shot!
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22. cyril8
10:24 PM GMT on April 12, 2010
LOL, great shot!
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21. Birdee
3:58 PM GMT on April 12, 2010
He looks like he might purr if you rubbed his tummy!
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20. pcBurgas
7:54 AM GMT on April 12, 2010
Great shot! Congratulations!
Peter
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19. kippic
2:04 AM GMT on April 12, 2010
Great shot. He is obviously enjoying his nap.
Congratulations on your AC.
Ivan
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18. Nowhere
2:03 AM GMT on April 12, 2010
He looks just so happy!
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17. SVLover
12:36 AM GMT on April 12, 2010
Wonderful! The little blissful smile on his/her face. Can't wait until I can enjoy the sun like that too. Congratulations on an adorable shot.
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16. idzrvit
12:34 AM GMT on April 12, 2010
A great shot!!
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15. Homarus
11:47 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
I thought we had some fat seals, but I think you got us beat. Congratulations on the AC.
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14. joepledger
11:44 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
congrats, This is sweet!
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13. mellyweb
10:01 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
Congratulations on this wonderful capture of a beautiful animal.
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12. CalicoBass
9:56 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
Awww, so cute! Congrats on your AC.
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11. gatorgal
9:54 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
Reminds me ...
I have to get some lotion.
Sweet Image! :)
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10. barefootbeach
9:41 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
priceless
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9. sweetsqrl
9:24 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
Congrats and I'm so very happy you got an AC for this fab creature and your capture! I'm still smiling ear to ear!!!
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8. terry2beads
9:14 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
What a sweet face. Congratulations!
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7. lorik
9:04 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
Yes, OMG very sweet photo of the sleeping
cutie! I love it, :-)
CONGRATULATIONS!
Larisa
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6. got2dogs
8:38 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
as sweetsgrl just said "special beyond words"!! such a beautiful animal and you've captured it perfectly!
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5. sweetsqrl
8:36 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
OMG, this is special beyond words!!! Way more than 10+++++!
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4. CameraDiva
7:47 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
Fantastic!
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3. CaGypsy
6:53 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
Thank you for sharing this incredible animal with WU. I love the picture!
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2. MissKitty2
5:46 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
Oh what a beautiful creature he is. He looks like he is in pure bliss just lying in the warm sun and sand, catching some zzzzz's. Thanks for the info on this gorgeous seal. Excellent photo.
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1. CecileWNC
5:23 PM GMT on April 11, 2010
Beautiful animal!
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I enjoy watching, being in and photographing Weather. Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, I now reside in Altadena, approximately 15 miles North of Downtown Los Angeles. Click HERE to see my Altadena WeatherCam.

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