Monk seals are an endangered species and should not be disturbed or the least possible. This monk seal came swimming out of the water at the beach in Kauai, Hawaii. Taken in : Kauai, Hawaii.
Camera : Canon Powershot.
Monk seals are a "true" seal species, in that they do not have an external ears like other pinniped species like sea lions. The monk seal will often live its life alone looking for other seals when looking for a mate for reproduction.