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    Harbor Seal - Estero Bluffs, just north of Cayucos, CA 25may2007 on a docent-led walk by Norma Wightman -
    Canon 20D with 300mm IS f/2.8 lens with 2X II tele-extender for 600mm, on a monpod - Photo by Mike Baird bairdphotos.com

    Used under Creative Commons License at this cool article www.stephennewton.com/2008/02/eu-consults-on-seal-hunt.html
    and on the Green Blog green-blog.org/2008/02/27/if-you-return-as-a-seal-in-your...

    18 Dec 2012, Getty Images requested to represent this image but wanted a higher resolution version which isn't available.

    PaulSteinJC, pipercat99, akf_12333, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. baby7 84 months ago | reply

      Lovely and so sweet shot

    2. GrandmaDee [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot.

    3. mikebaird 84 months ago | reply

      Thanks - unfortunately we inadvertently disturbed them earlier and this was pay back to check us out to see if we were bad guys - he periscoped out 3-4 times - getting higher out of the water each time to get a better look at us.

    4. jkirkhart35 84 months ago | reply

      This one should be one of many that you enter in competition.

    5. mikebaird 83 months ago | reply

      When Harbor Seals look at us we know that we have gotten too close and are disturbing them (this is usually both inconsiderate and illegal) - and so we always back off immediately if this happens. These mammals often become aware of and concerned with humans entering their habitat long before a human even knows that the seals are present. During pupping season it is especially important to respect this wildlife. The above shot was taken at some distance with the equivalent of 1.6X300X2 mm of glass.

      My photo Harbor Seal Pup, Villa Creek, Estero Bluffs, Cayucos, CA -- April 15, 2006 at stealthispicture.com/images/harbor-seal-pup/index.htm is considered to reflect better etiquette in large part because the subject seems, if not totally unaware of, unconcerned with, the presence of the photographer who was unmoving and laying low in the sand and kelp many yards away.

    6. Redshoes00 83 months ago | reply

      Love this...

      Seen in "you lookin at me?"

    7. pga2. 83 months ago | reply

      A really wonderful shot. Thanks for adding it to "you lookin at me?" pool.

    8. ..Kelly. 83 months ago | reply

      Beautifully composed...it's been fun catching up on your photostream!!!

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