Getting images of seals on a beach in their basic form isn’t all that hard.
After all – they’re seals. And, they’re on a beach. As I said, the basics aren’t hard.
Getting those really memorable photos of seals on a beach isn’t technically hard – it’s not much different than getting an image of a seal on a beach. You generally just need to capture a seal doing something on the beach other than sleeping. But that’s the whole point of why they’re on the beach. To sleep.
Starting to see the challenge?
So, you sit there and focus on a seal and wait. Or, you scout the seals and, using your best seal sense, try to figure out which one is going to do something photogenic and focus on that one and wait. At least until you figure out your seal sense isn’t quite as good as what you thought it was. Then, you start to scan the seals thorough your lens, because you know that’s going to work!
As either and/or both your feet and butt get sore from waiting, you realize that there’s only one thing that is going to work for you. Sometimes, you need a little luck.
That’s what finally happened here when I caught this guy/gal moving in mid-nap. A little luck had come my way. I swung the camera around (Casio Exilim EX-V8) and captured this image. This is a crop of the original – I had a pocket digital with me, and not my DSLR.
There are a lot of potential captions for this image – and each of us has our own take on that. We can all relate to having a peaceful sleep ruined by things like an alarm clock, or someone making a loud noise.
There was noise, and this guy/gal wasn’t all that happy. I’m not sure if I saw the seal version of flipping someone off before the eyes were again closed and it was time to visit Sleepy Town once again.
(Yeah, I know, that was an incredibly bad groaner, but if you’ve been following along on the blog, you shouldn’t be surprised by now!)
You can see the original image here in the Galleries on Laughing Frog Images.
Most everyone out there knows someone who deserves this on their coffee/tea cup – and we can help with that!
Thanks for reading.