Posted by Adiemus (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 1 February 2007 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.
Fur seals have returned to Kaikoura in the past 15 - 20 years, and are now a real part of the tourist scene. You can swim with the seals, you can look at the seals, but never, ever stand down-wind from them! They have a thick and very smelly oil in their fur that rubs off on the rocks, forming a stain. Very slippery if you stand on it.
This year I'll be putting up fewer shots, but hopefully improving the quality at the same time. Sort of a 'best of' if you like.
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450 mm (35mm equiv.)