I've wanted this photo since the first time I visited Midway Atoll three years ago. Some of the most amazing snorkeling is under this cargo pier and it's a great spot to play with long exposures as the waves roll in... the trouble is, green sea turtles and monk seals also love this pier. It's required that people stay 150 feet away from these endangered species so not to bother them. On close to the last day of this trip Jaymi and I were given the opportunity to spend a sunrise playing around the pier - an incoming storm had encouraged all the critters to leave the beach and head to sea. We never got any sunrise color but it was still a fantastic morning.