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Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina


Baby seal on shore with its mother


Northern California coastline on Pacific Ocean


Was spotted on 17 mile drive outside of Carmel, California on the shore with a parent seal. It had been there in the community for about a week. It even made the front page of their local paper.

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G.E.M. Academy
G.E.M. Academy 11 years ago

that is awesome!

Apple 11 years ago

thank you vanhevel!

vanhevel 11 years ago

great spotting!

Apple 11 years ago

@Bong--thank you! This was an amazing experience to be this close to this young seal!

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 11 years ago

Nice shot Indeed...

Apple 11 years ago

You should check Florida a great place to just drive much like the Pacific Coast. Great wildlife..wonderful birds and fantastic botanical gardens. And, you can see the sun rise on one side and easily see it set on the gulf on the same day. Fantastic.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

That is so true,what you said about spring and fall.
Have'nt seen much of Florida. Would like to one day though!

Apple 11 years ago

Well that's true...I still believe that nothing beats a spring-Fall season in Michigan..especially on Lake Michigan.

And, of course, I find that one of my all-time favorite places is Florida...

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

Each place has its own charm, I lived in Chicago for 20 years and enjoyed every minute of it.

Apple 11 years ago

Yes, there is....I am a college professor/administrator and my ultimate goal would be to retire from a college near Berkley. So gorgeous.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

Cute seal. Monterey and Muir woods are very deliteful. There is just so much to see .

Apple 11 years ago

Thank you Karen and Alice. It was a great spotting. There is this great community outside Monterey Bay with beautiful houses and a wonderful coastline that you can drive through...he was there. Had attracted alot of people over the week and found himself on the front page of their community magazine.

KarenL 11 years ago

Very nice!
Welcome to Project Noah Apple!

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Sweet Dreams!

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California, USA

Spotted on Feb 22, 2006
Submitted on Dec 22, 2011

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