Donna Nook is a firing range used by Royal Air Force for bombing practice. Strangely enough this does not seem to bother the local population of grey seals. Apart from shooting targets Donna Nook also accommodates one of the widest known seal sanctuaries in the UK attracting over 40 thousand visitors a year. The seals come out of the sea every October to breed on the beach and stay there for several months.
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krzychu30 (15512) 2012-10-25 14:46
super ujęcie!Faktycznie wygląda jakby pozowala tobie do zdjęcia.Bardzo fajny,zabawny moment.Do tego znakomita jakość zdjęcia-przede wszystkim światlo,ale takze kolory wplywaja bardzo pozytywnie na efekt koncowy.
Swietna i orginalna kompozycja!
Zolive (5935) 2012-10-25 15:32
Great picture of this nice seal who pose to you. The light gives wonderful gold color to the seal. The vagueness inforeground and background is very good and emphasizes the seal. I was lucky to see several seals in Iceland and this is a great show. Congratulations.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-10-25 15:36
Hopefully this beauty doesn't wander over a target someday... really lovely light makes this shot stand out, Kasia. A wonderful subject caught at a great moment, but the golden light that is being cast over it, coupled with a wonderful DOF - really makes the seal shine.
saxo042 (37966) 2012-10-26 8:22
This is quite an artist! A nice balance act and a very good picture the light brown seal against the blue backgound. A very pleasant colour combination!
marabu61 (11229) 2012-10-26 14:32
Seals in England? I wasn't aware of that. But this chap seems to enjoy the sunbath in a warm and golden light. Great wildlife picture with a perfect DOF, focus pin sharp on the seal. Very nice indeed.
have a good weekend
siudzi (34141) 2012-10-27 12:11
Znakomita praca! Miałaś dużo szczęścia, aby sfotografować taką uroczą scenę. Zazdroszczę... i podziwiam:) Brawo!
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-10-28 14:28
It's adorable and the way you have captured makes it even more wonderful. The golden colurs is impressive. Beautiful moment.
Have a nice Monday,
yquem46 (38752) 2012-10-28 14:32
Great, just great !!
Amazing golden seal waving us good bye . So cute
Have a nice evening
danos (101794) 2012-10-30 0:30
very charmy the pose of the grey seal as is lay on the sandy beach with this way.
I like the good presentation and looks like to pose only for you like as model.
Have a good day,Danos
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-10-31 1:18
What you wrote: the Seal is posing beautiful
for you and the lower sunlight creates nice
warm colors (almost a golden Seal). The
composition and light management are as
always great. Also great is the POV, but
one point is extra great and that is the
low position in this picture, an example
for a lots of people.
Almost forgotten: the picture is also cute.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-11-29 12:32
This is a great example of the beautiful relationship and contact between photographer and nature!The baby seal's natural posing to you is a gift!And your amazing picture is a gift to us!Thanks for sharing!
fotoguy22 (4794) 2012-12-17 17:54
Excellent low angle.....a great way to take wildlife photos! It looks like you probably were lying on the ground when you took this, is that right? I myself started using this method a couple of years ago when photographing birds and other small creatures. When you get down to their level they are less afraid and therefore you can get better photos. Excellent work.
Greetings from Florida...............Greg
ikeharel (76145) 2016-12-04 1:02
What a pose you got on photo! Great close range portrait given to the seal, and a bright sun flashed it with golden tones.
We were hoping to see seals in the Isle-of-Skye, but we did not see any, nor Otters or any other animals, except for some eagles flew above our bus.
Have a nice Sunday,