pleased and sensing victory, I of course then became very complacent.
Thinking the seal now had to somehow get back to where he
I prepared the camera for a few more shots and just managed
to get this one off of him launching himself back onto the platform
I'd just chased him from.
Now I knew that
seals were very fast and agile and could jump out of the water,
but for some reason, shooting up over 1.5m from the surface
and landing at my feet wasn't the expected outcome at least
as far as I was concerned! For my fur seal friend here, it was
evidently not only possible, but also an integral part of his
No pictures of
him at my feet as it was my turn to high-tail it. Despite our
now forming a friendship, I've seen enough fur seals play-fight
with too much involvement from those teeth to want to go the
whole hog with him. Getting away from tooth range was quite
easy as you just run uphill, that puts the seals at a real disadvantage
as they can lollop uphill, but not run. I had to stop before
too long though as the uphill led to a smooth mossy area with
many other sleeping fur seals which I didn't want to tread on.
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