Earlier this year Alexandria Shankweiler spent three weeks island hopping in Hawaii. As she was hunting for sea glass on Oahu's Mokuleia Beach, she spotted a large rock that looked out of place. As she approached, she realized that it was a sea turtle, perhaps on the beach to escape the 12-foot waves. Shankweiler approached cautiously, she said, and lay on the sand to photograph the turtle. The Los Angeles resident photographed the majestic reptile with a Nikon D700.