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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:27 am 
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Heres a mink in action from yesterday.
Kind of low light in under a wharf and boy could this fella move even with a fish as big or bigger than it in its mouth fighting all the way...
Certainly don't look as appealing when wet!

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Hey kpr. those little guys sure are quick, there is one here I've been trying to get for a week now but could never get a desent shot.

love #2 that fish probably wieghs more than he does.

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Nice n sunny here today RUI...of course!!!
I believe that is the female of a pair there.
The other is rumoured to be huge.
It took the fish in some rocks and was back out in short order fishing/hunting again.
Kinda thinking there will be more there soon.
Ohhh if it would have just stayed out for dinner :twisted:

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Grey seals...

Sub adult about 400lbs..
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Juvenile about 250lbs..
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Looks about like a perfect 10 dive eh?
Not quite...like in Acapulco, timing the wave is everything :wink:

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Always look before you leap...
Water depth ... less than a foot. :shock:
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Man, those seals really pack on some weight.
250 lb juvenile.. good lord. :shock:

Nice shots kpr.

I don't have any marine mammals as fo yet. I'm going to Portugal for 3 weeks in the summer, maybe then.. :D :D


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From Wiki....

"It is a medium sized seal, with the bulls reaching 2.5–3.3 m long and weighing up to 300 kg; the cows are much smaller, typically 1.6–2.0 m long and 100–150 kg weight"

Well I dunno, I'd have to say the seals around here are eating alot better than the ones they are stating there cause we saw some bigguns yesterday.
Maybe they use a set of those "flattery" scales :wink:
I'd like to see what they call a "large seal" :shock:

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@ KPR.....
Man looking at your photos makes me feel that i watch Discovery Channel or NGC..... :lol:

How come you are able to capture all these animals.....


Keep up your good work.....

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@ KPR.....
Man looking at your photos makes me feel that i watch Discovery Channel or NGC..... :lol:


Well, any chance they are hiring or lending out some top of the line gear?
I'll certainly go get em for them any payment would be a bonus and I'm certainly willing to travel for them.
Preferrably somewhere WARM would be great right now :D

LMAO!!!

Thanks, and stay tuned there will be more :wink:

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[quote="serenity"]Amazing shots!!! I love the whale-tails! I always wanted to go whale watching.... one day....

Only non-captive marine mammal shot I have is this:

THEY ARE SUN BATHING! They are not dead heh
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Hundreds of Elephant Seals along the California coast. These guys made the most disgusting noises!!! This was before my dSLR days, so I have no close-ups. I also didn't do any good PP work, so it seems somewhat dull now that I look at it.


They look exactly as us humans,during summertime after we have had a few beers on the beach :)

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these are from a Haida Gwaii trip from last summer. All were taken with a S3IS. The last pic of the Orca tail isnt that great but that was the first and only time I have ever seen one deep dive. Also got a pic of the male spyhopping but it turned out pretty bad so didnt bother to post it here :cry: The day before we left a dead whale washed up on the beach... it was one of the saddest things I have seen in the wild. They think it died from an orca attack as there was a huge bite out of it just up from the tail, as can be seen in the pic, and the transient pod pictured here had been in the area.

Not the best pics but we were in kayaks and the ocean was pretty choppy most of the time so picture taking wasnt that easy.

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Wolfsong wrote:
The day before we left a dead whale washed up on the beach... it was one of the saddest things I have seen in the wild. They think it died from an orca attack as there was a huge bite out of it just up from the tail, as can be seen in the pic, and the transient pod pictured here had been in the area.


They gotta eat too, just the way it is 8)


More great shots, and from a kayak no less. :shock:
I take shots from bigger boats and all I can say is WELL DONE.
Love the "kiss atop the rock"...

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Nice shots Wolfsong, like kpr said we all have to eat. :(


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Here you go Kpr, a boring shot compared to the ones on here but the only one I have. Taken today in Glen Haven NS Canada

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K Lantz wrote:
Taken today in Glen Haven NS Canada



Welcome aboard K Lantz.
Great to see another Bluenoser aboard. :D
Great shot!!!
Was it cold enough for you today?
Gotta love the sunshine now if we could just get the furnace fixed... :lol:

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Love the shot! every time I see a shot like this I always think the thought in the seal's head is *oh oh.. man with bat*

here is another I remembered from last summer... this one has a story as so many of mine do :wink: ...

We were kayaking about 2 kilometers off shore, which is never a great idea on days like this one, and we had heard that although sealions can be playful on sunny days (see above pics) they tend to huddle together and are spooky on overcast/stormy days. This proved to be the case here so we drifted closer to try and get some shots. Just as we got a bit close the entire bird population on the island errupted and for a second or 2 we were baffled as we were still some distance off... then we saw the larger bird circling looking for an easy meal (upper left). Managed to snap this pic and as I did the sealions also thought we were getting too close and vanished into the ocean.

Even though the pic is dark/gloomy I really love it becuase of the mood it shows and the layers... ocean, up one sealions, up one more island, one more birds topped by the big one and then topped with the sky.

We never did get close enough to see what the larger bird was but it wasn't an eagle.

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