Friday, March 19, 2010

Sleepy Seals


Yesterday we went back to the Mad River mouth. I wanted to see if the seals were there, and alas, they were. I managed to get a little closer (maybe ~60 feet from them) this time so these pictures are a little bit sharper than last week's. There weren't quite as many seals as last time, but still a good number, 25 or so. I'm convinced harbor seals look an awful lot like muppets (see above pictures, the guy on the left). Nature Notes
(these pups above stuck by each other and were really enjoying the sun and sand!)

I took a couple short videos. This is the least shaky one (man, the 500 mm, zoomed all the way out on a monopod is certainly not conducive to video stuffs). This one came out all right though, but unfortunately blogger makes the videos so tiny. Looks much better bigger. I'll see if I can remember my youtube login and put it up there. Ah, got it. Here's the youtube link (it's a bit bigger) : Wiggly Seal


28 comments:

Steve Borichevsky said...

These are awsome. I guess that they do have Muppet-like features.

Eden said...

They are so cute. How nice to see them in the wild. Your pictures are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing also your video. Me and my kids enjoyed watching it. Have a great weekend.

Denise said...

Wonderful photos, those seals are such cute little guys and I enjoyed your video. Yes, I can see the connection to the Muppets.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jill: Really neat seals, I would like to see them.

Willa said...

They are so beautiful I wonder why other people want to eat them. :)

Marka said...

Nap time!

Seagull Steve said...

I love the individual variation between seals...they appear to honor diversity.

jason said...

Oh. My. Gawd. They are adorable! Such fantastic shots, Jill.

noel said...

aloha,

those are beautiful shots...i love your interpretation of the theme three and put this striking photo of the various seals, nice captures!

eileeninmd said...

Jill, adorable photos of the seals.

Kala said...

They are adorable!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are all precious to view, I like each of them very much. I adore Seals anyway and I always think this time of year about the sadness that takes place among the baby Harp Seals. Take care~

Snap said...

Wonderful shots. Too precious for words!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Excellent shots.

Darryl and Ruth

Kate said...

They look like they want to be our friends!

Michael said...

They've got great faces I think. I like the one just under the vid best. They look quite haughty in that shot.

Dominic Gendron said...

Great series! Love those images ;)

Mama Zen said...

Seals are so cute!

Carolyn Ford said...

Those are just the sweetest faces! I love to watch seals. Your video is wonderful!

lisaschaos said...

They are just too flippin adorable!!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

You got some great shots, looks like they love having their picture taken.

Scott (AKA Bull Rhino) said...

Hey, way to sneak the three in there. This has been such a fun theme with so many different angles. You've got a great shot that fits the theme just right.

bing said...

this is like a close encounters with such gorgeous creatures!

love it!

Stine in Ontario said...

What a treat to see them in the wild. You certainly find some great subjects to shoot!

Carver said...

Your shots of the seals are fantastic. I enjoy them so much.

NicoleB said...

Seals always touch my heart and you succeeded deeply with these photos!
I love the way they always seem to smile :)

Rambling Woods said...

Awwwww...gosh..how cute are they. The video looks like me trying to get on my control top panty hose... Sorry I think that probably insulted the poor seal...

I love the way you present your photos. Yes, by golly, I am going to find the manual for my Canon Rebel and take it off the automatic setting.... Michelle

Cottage Sisters said...

We have a lot of seals, but we hardly ever see them with spots like those. I think it makes them have a lot of character...they are adorable! Have a wonderful day! Denise@cottagesisters