Monday, November 30, 2009

Seals at Wharariki

Seal at Wharariki, originally uploaded by nzcjs.

Whilst at Wharariki Brach I was looking for different angles from which to take shots of the rocks. I stepped onto a rock that was quickly surrounded by water. Arggh! So I wait for the water to subside then step off, back onto the beach only to be chased by a seal! I was quite amazed by the speed with which they cover the sand ... and the size of their teeth. Very relieved, I have to tell you, that the seal didn't come out of the water earlier for an early lunch!

Besides being impressed with the seal's speed on land I was also rather impressed with their camouflage on the rocks and ability to climb up the rocks to a safe vantage point.

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