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The Lounging Seals (Part II)

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Part I

The Lounging Seals (Part II)
09 February 2010
Greater Westhampton Area, NY

Written by Allison Frost

March 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm

The Lounging Seals

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The Lounging Seals
09 February 2010
Greater Westhampton Area

Written by Allison Frost

February 28, 2010 at 10:51 am

The Seals on the Sandbar (Part IV)

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I promise that if you are bored with these seal photos, they won’t be around much longer. Soon these guys will be heading north for the spring/summer/fall, and it will be time to stalk egrets instead.

Part IPart IIPart III

The Seals on the Sandbar (Part IV)
10 March 2009
Greater Westhampton Area, NY

The Seals on the Sandbar (Part III)

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The seals are just lovely to look at.

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The Seals on the Sandbar (Part III)
10 March 2009
Greater Westhampton Area, NY

The Seals on the Sandbar (Part II)

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The same return trip as in Part I.

The Seals on the Sandbar (Part II)
10 March 2009
Greater Westhampton Area, NY

The Seals on the Sandbar

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A return trip.

A note about seal watching — please, please, please stay above the bluffs. Do not go down on the beach. Do not go in the water. Do not talk loudly or make loud noises — sound carries very well over water. The reasons for all of this are better explained over on the CRESLI seal page.

When my friend and I went to view the seals again (from the top of the dunes), there were other people down at the water’s edge, making barking noises at the seals and generally creating a disturbance. Yes, they did so until the entire herd jumped back into the water. Yes, this is bad for the animals. I don’t post the specific location of these animals because there are tools like these people out there, and if you cannot behave yourself, don’t go see the seals. Seriously, don’t be a tool.

The Seals on the Sandbar
10 March 2009
Westhampton Beach Area, NY

The Seals in the Harbor (Part IV)

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Again, not the best technically — but I was so focused on capturing the moment that I was not so focused on my camera settings. Oops!

Regardless, I was thrilled to see that I had indeed pressed the shutter at the correct time, as the seal itself was mostly just a big splash to my eye.

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The Seals in the Harbor (Part IV)
09 February 2009
Westhampton Area, NY