On a family vacation to Kaua'i, I was walking along Poipu Beach with my dad when he noticed a Hawaiian Monk Seal just lying around sunning itself. It stayed in the same spot for the entire afternoon, only moving to get away from the inward moving tide. Around 5 or 6, it flopped around and swam away. People were taking pictures of it all day, but it didn't seem to mind the paparazzi at all.
Tree Tobacco (Nicotiana glauca), Del Puerto Canyon Road, Stanislaus County, California - 2 May 2011. Although this small tree is an invasive plant in California and is poisonous to humans, the long tubular flowers were attractive to some hummingbirds during this visit.
Pickleweed (Salicornia sp.), possibly Slender Glasswort (S. europaea), Napa-Sonoma Marsh, Sonoma County, California - November 2009.