In addition to stunning coral reefs and crystal-clear waters, Hawaii is home to the green sea turtle, one of nature’s most magnificent creatures.  These animals are named for the layer of green fat beneath their shell. Photographer: Na Pali Riders Raft Tours

For many first time visitors to Hawaii, seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) is a vacation bucket list item. These gentle creatures are a thrill to encounter in the wild. Location: Napali Coast Photographer: Na Pali Riders Raft Tours

For many first time visitors to Hawaii, seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) is a vacation bucket list item. These gentle creatures are a thrill to encounter in the wild. Location: Napali Coast Photographer: Na Pali Riders Raft Tours

The Hawaiian monk seal is one of the most endangered species and is often seen resting on beaches, where they should not be disturbed. Location: Napali Coast Breed: Hawaiian Monk Seal Photographer: Na Pali Riders Raft Tours

The Hawaiian monk seal is one of the most endangered species and is often seen resting on beaches, where they should not be disturbed. Location: Napali Coast Breed: Hawaiian Monk Seal Photographer: Na Pali Riders Raft Tours