Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Harbor Seal Yawn: Watery Wednesday

The California coast is not just for the birds. With a little exploration of the coastal rock formations and tidepools, the amount of life is quickly apparent. The beautiful colors of the starfish and crabs keep your attention until you see a group of seals or other aquatic mammals in the water or lounging on the rocks.

This is a series of a Harbor Seal yawning:

Mid-yawn

It looks like he is smiling for the camera, doesn't it?

Again in mid-yawn.

In addition to the Nutty Birder Blog, I now have a new photoblog that provides an explanation of how I took many of my photos. Visit that blog at: http://ripmaphotography.blogspot.com/

Eric

Check out more great Watery Wednesday posts here.

24 comments:

Kelly said...

Love it! cute.......

J Bar said...

Great capture.
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Happily Retired Gal said...

Adorable ;--)
I could watch Harbor Seals and Sea Otters for hours ... seriously!
Hugs and blessings,

Arija said...

Nice yawns, now for your next assignment, a series of seals grinning....the most contented expression on any living creature I have seen was of a smiling seal in Antarctica, it was the epitome of sheer bliss.

Leora said...

Oh, what a character your harbor seal is! Looks like he's acting for us.

James said...

Great shots. I used to like to drive up the coast and see the sea lions.

My Sanctuary said...

opps! looks sleepy I think he need rest...

Judy said...

Somehow it had never occurred to me that they would have teeth...
But they are cute! I like the plovers in the next post, too! It is amazing that you were close enough to capture the banding on the bird, so it can be identified!

Carletta said...

Cute indeed! He really does look like he's looking right at the camera in that second one.
Really good shots!

Tricia said...

Hehehe That kinda freaked me out when the page loaded I got that 1st look at the big guy! He does look like he's smilin for the camera!

Happy WW!

Ebie said...

Oooh, I love the yawns in different angles! I will check out your photoblog, too!

Tammie Lee said...

You have captured some amazing expressions here!
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Martha in PA said...

Too cute.

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Sanna said...

Very funny and cute seal :)

Marju said...

Beautiful!
It looks angry:)

Greyscale Territory said...

What a wonderful sight! The smiling seal looks simply gorgeous!

Vita Stunder said...

Awesome shots!
I just love the second capture.
He's really posing! :)

Have a great day!
Anna

amanda said...

I love shooting seals they have a great personality you got some great shots here!

Stephany said...

It does look like he is smiling for the camera. Great captures!

Creative Mish said...

That is so funnY! It looks like its posing and smiling for you.

Linnea W said...

Great series! Wonderful details. Thanks for visiting my blog and naming those gulls. I like your other blog too. I always enjoy reading the specs of photos...yours are wonderful. I'll be back!

Tulip said...

what a fantastic shot of a seal mammal.

dyana said...

Good post........

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Jack said...

CUTE cute CUTE....woo nice pictures..keep going..lol..

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