Elephant......Seals that is.
/forum/topic/1178854/0

1
       2       end

DonGut
Registered: Nov 28, 2008
Total Posts: 8661
Country: Canada

Taken on South Georgia and the Falklands during birthing and mating season.



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 32452
Country: United States

A neat set Doug ~ Ron



tinyfishy
Registered: Sep 16, 2009
Total Posts: 285
Country: Canada

Great action recorded here....LIKE
Alfred



z06jim
Registered: Jun 18, 2009
Total Posts: 5898
Country: United States

Great action in these captures Don...must have been an awesome trip...like em' all with 2 & 4 my favorites....looking forward to shooting with you here in SWF....



Jude Perera
Registered: Jan 10, 2007
Total Posts: 8051
Country: Sri Lanka

Nicely captured. My favorite is the 1st one.


Jude



thomas_1950
Registered: Nov 19, 2012
Total Posts: 2660
Country: United States

Super set Don! That must have been quite an experience.



Ted ellis
Registered: Aug 08, 2007
Total Posts: 22003
Country: United States

Fantastic Don!



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
Total Posts: 24272
Country: Canada

Excellent images Don. The bird beast interaction is quite neat.



DonGut
Registered: Nov 28, 2008
Total Posts: 8661
Country: Canada

KCollett wrote:
Excellent images Don. The bird beast interaction is quite neat.

Thanks Ken. It was quite interesting to watch the bird persist. The big guy would wake up and snort or shake and then fall back asleep, at which time the bird was right back at his meal! Don



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
Total Posts: 24290
Country: United States

Wonderful set. Really like the last 2 shots.

Birdie



marklankton
Registered: May 23, 2008
Total Posts: 2532
Country: United States

These are fun and interesting to see, Don. Looks like you were close maybe uncomfortably close?) to these huge critters. The action when the males go after each other must be pretty impressive.
Mark



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
Total Posts: 45250
Country: United States

Not the prettiest of animals now are they Thanks for sharing shots of something we don't often see around here Don.

Tim



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
Total Posts: 13977
Country: Canada

Awesome stuff Don, ugly animals.

Rob



Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
Total Posts: 31787
Country: United States

Excellent set, Don. You got some great action and behavioral captures. What an experience must have been!
Thanks for sharing these
Socrate



jdc562
Registered: Mar 27, 2006
Total Posts: 1456
Country: United States

These southern elephant seals look different than the northern elephant seals we have in California. The southern cousins look better fed and less beat-up. Thanks for sharing!
---John



douter
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 11323
Country: United States

Wonderful captures. Good work throughout.
Douglas



eyelaser
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
Total Posts: 20379
Country: United States

While I have never seen an elephant seal in person I have a very long and somewhat funny reason for liking these remarkable looking animals...one day I'll share the story...
What is lurking off shore to take advantage of the blubbery meals?
The skua looking for some protein and the gull being a bit of a vampire are fascinating shots!
This looks like it was a pretty special adventure Don...keep us posted
Eric



Older Fossil
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 731
Country: United States

Great stuff!

#1 really makes me think of an old guy without his dentures.

Art



waldr_p
Registered: Apr 18, 2008
Total Posts: 6199
Country: United Kingdom

Nice set Don, great to see these beasts! Paul.



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
Total Posts: 36178
Country: United Kingdom

Cool set Don. Thanks for sharing
David



1
       2       end