like this for about 30 minutes in all walking about half a mile
along the shore line in the process. Some of the time it
was more energetic, at others less so. Here he is in the shallows
having done another lunge from the depths to near-by getting
me wet from his bow-wave in the process.
Despite the apparent
aggression it was all very good natured and if I squatted down,
I could calm things for a while. Seals spend most of their time
horizontal, rearing themselves up and gaining height over another
seal is a sign of intimidation or aggression. This is
why they often respond aggressively to humans walking nearby
- they feel they are being challenged. Losing height gives them
the message you are not a threat and usually causes them to
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