Harbor seals hang out at Point Lobos, about three miles from our house. I always photograph them with a telephoto lens–don’t want to disturb their rest. This seal appears to be aware a human is near.
Our three-day family reunion included a hike at Point Lobos to see harbor seals sleeping on rocks about 50-feet off shore. This is pup season so it’s important not to disturb them. We saw one pup, the only seal not asleep.
These harbor seals live in the Point Lobos area. When they lay on rocks, it always appears as though “room” is at a premium–either the rocks are too small, or the seals are too big. They weigh close to 300 pounds. The males live 20 to 25 years while females out live them by anContinue reading “Harbor Seals”
When I was a kid, I had several uncles who could fall asleep anywhere after a holiday dinner. No matter that the TV was blasting, kids were screaming and adult chatter was at a high decibel, sleep would find them, usually on a sofa, or in an oversized chair. Now the uncles in my lifeContinue reading “Will Nap Anywhere…”
I use a 300mm lens to photograph harbor seals at Point Lobos. I don’t want to disturb them, but even though I am hundreds of feet away, there is often one that raises its head in my direction. Seals hear better than they see, regardless, in this case I quickly put the camera down andContinue reading “Harbor Seals Want to be Left Alone”