Saturday, September 27, 2014

Brown Fur Seals in Namibia

Brown Fur Seals are common on the Namibian coast. There are about 300000 or more individuals living in large colonies. During the last years was heated discussion about hunting the seals and the methods they are forced to bread on the coast.
These photos are made during an excursion on the Cape Cross reservation some years ago. It is stunning place, with seals up to the horizon. Not on the photos are the noises and the smell, it was very loud and reeked of old fish, rotten meat and large predators. 

south african fur seal colony in Namibia
The seal colony.

South african fur seals in Namibia

brown fur seal colony in Namibia

A young brown fur seal
A curious young one.

 Linked with Viewing Nature with Eileen.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures! Particularly the last two :-))

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  2. OH my, they faces up close are just aforable.. What a great sight to see, the colony of seals.. Wonderful post! Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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  3. The seals are very cut, but I can imagine that the smell is very bad.

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  4. Lovely shots of the seals and I love their little ears. Have a good weekend.

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  5. they're gorgeous, but i can only imagine...

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  6. Fabulous photos! That ocean and blue sky and that "sea" of seals! Funny that you never hear about the rank smells of such a colony when you watch those nature shows. :-) No wonder they have to stay beyond the gate.

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  7. It's lovely how they merge into their environment. Lovely animals and pictures, especially the first one.

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