Monday, December 14, 2009

Coming up for air

Yesterday I showed you some Harbor Seals from the west coast. Today, I have two shots of Harbor Seals from Gloucester. The first is one that came up for air in Saint Peter's Marina and the second came up for yesterday at the end of Dogbar Breakwater. Yes, I was out looking for Purple Sandpipers. Did I find any? You'll just have to check in later this week to find out for sure.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

13 comments:

A New England Life said...

My what big nostrils you have!

The only time I've seen seals on the coast is when I was painting in a house on Rye beach. Apparently they come up onto the sand now and then to rest and one was out there being harrassed by people and dogs. Eventually the seal made its way back into the ocean. Beautiful animals.

Wilma said...

I actually had no idea that the east coast even had harbor seals! I suppose if you were looking for them, you wouldn't find them. Great catch!

Mojo said...

Sandpipers or not, I like what you find!

Kelly said...

ahhhhhh....this is one of the cutest dog photos I've ever seen. He is just adorable. I love those nostrils!

Richard said...

I think you are still looking for the Sandpipers and needed to stall a few days but Harbor Seals are a great substitute.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Seals like this are so common in the harbours, it amazes me that not more of them get hurt by the propellars.

Jane said...

Such beautiful and sweet animals, love the shot below too, we have grey seals and harbour seals here in the UK -they like the sandbanks on The Wash mostly. Thanks for sharing them Steve:)

Eve said...

The ocean brings some amazing things doesn't it Steve!!

Robin Robinson said...

Here in Maine, we have Harbor Seals, Gray and Harp. The fishermen hate them all! I see them in front of my house in the ocean most days. It's shallow in our cove so they come in here to sleep.

VALKYRIEN said...

Funny looking creatures! Being from Norway I should have seen them. But no! Never!

Chris said...

Wow, it is all the time surprising to see them so close to the coast! But how nice is that, you can then easily get some nice shots. I love the second one a lot, it is so typical! Well done Steve!

Chris Petrak said...

I'm catching up on blog reading finally, and Steve, your photos continue to be great. I just have to get free soon for a coastal day of birding.

Erica Houskeeper said...

Hi Steve,

These are so sweet! I especially love that second shot. Incredible.
Erica

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