Monday, February 22, 2010

A visit with the seals

Sunday my family and I decided to take a ride to the east end of Long Island, to West Hampton, to a beach where the harbor seals hang out in the winter. They were very far out…and I couldn’t get much detail of them as a group even with my 300mm lens…of course had I not been too lazy to carry my tripod they might have been a bit clearer. The first picture you can see how far out they were in the bay…they are basking on a sandbar.

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Here they are a bit closer…I think they were smiling for the camera!

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There were several that were playing in the water…

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They kept getting closer…

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Curious things they are!

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And so cute!

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But man it was cold at the beach today! They usually stay here until April, so we will head back again another weekend and this time I will bring my tripod!

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Happy Monday! Or not…

18 comments:

Basteltante Ursula said...

Hallo Danielle,
das war ja ein wundervoller Sonntagsausflug, da möchte ich auch mal hin.

Gruß

Ursula

Rose Ann said...

Awesome pictures, Danielle! They're so cute!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, they are ADORABLE!! I love how they are sunning themselves!! Happy Monday....isn't that an oxymoron??

LeAnne said...

Danielle, these are awesome (although some of the pix are cut off on your blog, I can see them in Reader). I had no idea they had seals like this in NY! VERY cool and they are SOOOO cute!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...
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Denise @ Paper Gems said...

How cute these seals are, bobbing up and down looking @ you and your handy camera!

P.S. Love the violet flower set over @ Flourishes! I LOVE decorating journals! ... love the whole set!

Joan said...

Awesome pictures Danielle. Their faces are so filled with curiousity.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwwww, they're SOOOOO cute! I just wanna hug them! SUCH adorable little faces. :)

Carol Dee said...

WOW, what an amazing opportunity to get some great nature photos. And close to home! Maybe they will get even closer next time you visit. So Cool. TFS, hugs...

Julia Aston said...

What a fun day Danielle! and your pics are super! don't know how they could get much better - aren't those guys just the cutest!

6 wacky women said...

Awesome pics, Danielle
Love the shot of them playing....they are absolutely adorable!!

Karen x

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! That's awesome!! What a neat thing to see!!
~Lacey

Tammi said...

Oh I love watcfhing them, great pics!

Dina said...

These pics are great! I had no idea that they are in West Hampton, I have to take a ride out to see them.

Carol - Fairview Hts, IL said...

In the 30 years that I lived on Long Island I never saw them.....seeing these pictures makes me homesick for the ocean! (I've lived in the St Louis area for the last 20 years). Thanks for sharing these great pictures!

Angelwood said...

Oh wow! Love your pictures! My kids would love to see seals up close. I wonder how far West Hampton is from CT? TFS! hugs, Angela