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New Zealand fur seals

Arctocephalus forsteri

Description:

On my way from Picton to Kaikoura I stumbled upon a sealion population. These groups are well-known among the tourists and certainly worthwhile to visit.



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90 Comments (1–25)

Antoine Verfaille
Antoine Verfaille 5 years ago

They really are adorable and after a while you even forget the smell ;)

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 5 years ago

Adorable

Antoine Verfaille
Antoine Verfaille 5 years ago

Thank you Blaise, it was a great experience sitting right next to them.

blaise
blaise 5 years ago

woah those are adorable

Antoine Verfaille
Antoine Verfaille 6 years ago

Thank you Sanmiggums, Mona and Stefania!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Whoa... Very cute ... :) Thank you for sharing Antoine.. Very nice series..

sanmiggums
sanmiggums 6 years ago

So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

FoTony
FoTony 6 years ago

You'r welcome Cari.

CariRitzenthaler
CariRitzenthaler 6 years ago

I'll remember that! Thank you!

FoTony
FoTony 6 years ago

Thank you Ca!
@Cari: If you ever have the chance of getting in between sea lions, stay calm and take your time. They are very curious, so after a while they will come to check you out and maybe some cub will sit right next to you! ;)

CariRitzenthaler
CariRitzenthaler 6 years ago

That's awesome! An amazing opportunity!

FoTony
FoTony 6 years ago

He really was! And very curious. At the end he, and a few other small seals were sitting right next to me.

CariRitzenthaler
CariRitzenthaler 6 years ago

That baby is freaking adorable!

FoTony
FoTony 6 years ago

Thank you Twan and Super!

SupermagnaRider
SupermagnaRider 6 years ago

Very Nice!

Twan
Twan 6 years ago

Cute!

FoTony
FoTony 6 years ago

It sure is. Thank you Reza!

Adorable !

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Nicole and Cecil!

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Thanks Vishu!

Vishu
Vishu 7 years ago

very nice!

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Amber!

Amber Burns
Amber Burns 7 years ago

So cute!!!!!! ;)

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Indeed they are! Thank you.

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Actually you could if you would go to the islands. But these are much cuter.

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Canterbury, New Zealand

Lat: -42.27, Long: 173.79

Spotted on Jan 11, 2010
Submitted on Jan 1, 2012

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