Monday, June 20, 2011

'Ilio Holo I Ka Uaua, Hawaiian Monk Seal, Monachus schauinslandi

This Hawaiian Monk Seal was resting on the rocks at Laupahoehoe Point on Saturday, June 18, 2011. The Hawaiian Monk Seal is one of the world's rarest marine mammals. To learn more about Hawaiian Monk Seals, check out these Hawaiian Monk Seal Facts.

Photo: Warren Costa

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Yellow Lehua

A blooming Yellow Ohia with emerging stamen and pistil. The skinny, yellow structures with the brown knobs are the male parts, (stamen), and the fat tubes, like the one in the center right of the image, are the female parts, (pistil).

Photo: Warren Costa