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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 2 June 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

At the south end of the beach where the Alsea River dumps into the ocean, a pod of about 30 seals hangs out. They are very curious creatures.

THE TAO OF PHOTOGRAPHY - through Friday, I will be attending a workshop at the Sitka Art Center on the Coast on the Tao of Photography.

Canon PowerShot G11 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 31 mm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Lovely when you can find someone who will just lollygag around and let you photograph them. ;-)
Great job !!

2 Jun 2011 7:21am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Lovely composition ! Well done !

2 Jun 2011 7:31am

Maria Draper from California, United States

Lovely ...indeed..with double "ii" :)

2 Jun 2011 7:32am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Superb action shot (most likely in slow motion). You really got their attention!

2 Jun 2011 7:54am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Absolutely adorable and what a happiness it has to be to be able to contemplate these animals!

2 Jun 2011 8:23am

Zora Zoé Schmidt from Greifswald, Germany

So great - like happy tourist on the beach - chatting and waiting for their chilled drinks they've ordered! *****

2 Jun 2011 8:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

And what a gorgeous pod they are ! Love those stares !

2 Jun 2011 9:07am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

They are so endearing with those big eyes, and curious attitude

2 Jun 2011 9:36am

JCJ from Troyes, France

it's a great encounter !

2 Jun 2011 10:37am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Ahhh, cute!

2 Jun 2011 10:37am

PATRICK from miramas, France


2 Jun 2011 12:38pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Interesting !

2 Jun 2011 12:47pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A definite air of curiosity in the shot Jack! Nicely captured! ;-)

2 Jun 2011 12:54pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Sentry's on duty! This is wonderful!!

2 Jun 2011 2:14pm

Harry from United States

Nice shot of these interesting creatures - who are also interested in you.

2 Jun 2011 2:23pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

very nice.

2 Jun 2011 3:03pm

STEED from D, France

Funny One.........Cool animals....Love it......And them so.....

2 Jun 2011 3:55pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Seems to me one of this creatures has just noticed you! Are they a long way off?

2 Jun 2011 5:16pm

@Oleg: not that far. the G11 doesn't have a long telephoto

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image. Lovely. :)

2 Jun 2011 5:55pm

Frida from Sweden

Well you are not unseen. What a great capture!

2 Jun 2011 8:19pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Very interesting animal! I hope they are not dangerous.

2 Jun 2011 9:11pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Superb image of a beautiful seal dear Jack! What d'you were near them ... how wonderful! A hug, Adela

2 Jun 2011 10:02pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Superb image of a beautiful seal dear Jack! What d'you were near them ... how wonderful! Muchos besos, Adela

2 Jun 2011 10:03pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, bravo! Wonderful shot! They are smiling at all of us!

3 Jun 2011 3:21am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful animals.

3 Jun 2011 4:12am

Rebecca from Oregon, United States

Marvelous capture.

3 Jun 2011 4:42am

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Yes, you got a few good looks there. Now what would be hilarious if one of them was pointing a camera at you!

3 Jun 2011 4:49am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great shot..perfect title...they are curious ones...

6 Jun 2011 5:56am