NAMIBIA SNAPSHOTS - (Up the Skeleton Coast - Cape fur seals)

by Antonio Gil October. 02, 2013 6401 views

The African fur seal lives around the southern and southwestern coast of Africa from Cape Cross in Namibia and around the Cape of Good Hope to Black Rocks near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province. Brown fur seals prefer to haul out and breed on rocky islands, rock ledges and reefs, and pebble and boulder beaches. However, some large colonies can be found on sandy beaches. Fur seals spend most of the year at sea, but are never too far from land. They have been recorded 160 km from land, but this is not common.

♫♫♫ CAPE FUR SEAL PUPS V BLACK BACK JACKALLS - DUNE - BBC WILDLIFE ♫♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Roxanne 5 years, 11 months ago

they look as if they have quite a lot to say to one another!

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Roxanne 5 years, 11 months ago

what amazing animals. love the 2nd shot of the seal laying like that. the kiss of rim light along it's back is magnificent. lovely composition.

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Christa 5 years, 11 months ago

Animais muito simpáticos, você chegou perto deles! Vejo que o mar está sempre revolto.

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Rachel Mvm 5 years, 11 months ago

beautiful!

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Shaghayegh Yassemi 5 years, 11 months ago

how cute they are... like them :)

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 11 months ago

Une belle série pour votre carnet de voyage. J'aime ces moments grouillant de vie!

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Glo B 5 years, 11 months ago

I don't know why but I feel a mixture of sadness and at the same time, amazement at these gentle but beautiful creatures ;) lovely set Tonio!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Gian Luigi 5 years, 11 months ago

Bella sequenza!

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Sara G 5 years, 11 months ago

magnificent shots. Amazing critters:-) The world is full of so many amazing creatures.

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Francesc 5 years, 11 months ago

Wow A great experience

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 5 years, 11 months ago

Great shots! Love the seals! All of that desert just made me thirsty!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sreekumar Marar 5 years, 11 months ago

That last shot doesn't really tell you what decibel of sound originates from that not-so-wide-open mouth!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 5 years, 11 months ago

Meravigliose, Antonio ...... !

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 5 years, 11 months ago

So amazing!
Nice closeup: actions, colors in a sunny day:)

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 5 years, 11 months ago

I've always thought them very friendly, amiable creatures, but they can be quite aggressive! Great captures, António.

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 11 months ago

Friendly coves aren't they ... nice shots of these ferry friends.

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Alexphotorgraphy 5 years, 11 months ago

Great set again my friend!

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