Friday, 9 January 2015

A Mammal for Friday - Grey Seals

Its strange how the calm of holidays dissipates so rapidly when you go back to work!  I love the sound of clashing deadlines!

These are Grey Seals basking it up on the rocks around the Farne Islands in the UK.  At this point, you may be asking 'has he not run out of pictures from that trip yet?' and the answer is a resounding 'No,  I have not!'

If you look closely you can see one of the seals in these pictures has a huge nose - thats the male.  The females are a little less nasal!



I may have to keep mining the archives while I am strapped to my desk!  SM

25 comments:

  1. they're cute. makes me think of warmer temps. :)

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  2. The seals are cute, love the last shot.. Great photos, Stewart!

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  3. Cute! I love your second photo.

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  4. Yes, I love them, too, Stewart, and what great captures!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  5. cool...I wish we had seals in Florida

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  6. Awww - what cute shots!

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  7. In my part of the world, you would call that a big schnoz. A handsome one at that :) I can't imagine you being tied to a desk. It seems very out of character for you. I hope it will be a short stint and you can be out and about again soon. But in the meantime, I love that you are still sharing UK photos ... as I am still sharing Switzerland photos and don't feel any guilt. Our trips were well worth a long showing ... At least I think so:P Be well, Stewart ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  8. Geweldig om er zo mooi dichtbij te komen.

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  9. We have bot grey and Common seals here and I love watching them. Love the last shot.

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  10. I have such huge admiration for all you young folk who work full time and yet can blog beautifully. I couldn't have done it. (Well of course they hadn't invented the Internet back then though ;>)

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  11. They are so gorgeous ! I love them !
    Great photos !

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  12. Like the photos of the seals, too

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  13. Wow, I've never seen seals outside a zoo. They look like they are having a ball just lazing around, real holiday mode.

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  14. Beautiful photos of the seals, Stewart.
    Here in the Netherlands we do not have these animals.
    Best regards, Irma

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  15. Nice photos! Although they are somewhat ungainly on land, they sure are graceful in the water.

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  16. Nice shots of the seals, and you obviously did a great job of documenting your trip! Keep up the good mining efforts!

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  17. Keep em coming! I love pictures from this trip! How awesome it must have been to see this group of seals...so exhilarating! Great photos of them, Stewart!

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  18. I did not know that about the seals' noses!
    We are planning a trip to the California Coast where a colony of elephant seals have come to spend their winters. Hopefully we catch them before they're gone. :)

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