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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

New Zealand Fur Seals‏

March 14th, 2010 · No Comments

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The one disappointment Friday was that we got to the fur seal colony near the tip of New Zealand’s Otago Peninsula so late in the day. I had to crank my camera all the way up to 12,800 ISO, which necessarily introduced digital noise in the images. That’s quite a bit more than than the 100 ISO I usually use, but the time was 8:06 p.m., and my camera could see what my eyes couldn’t.

My, What Big Flippers You Have!

My, What Big Flippers You Have!

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On Saturday morning, however, I had better light to see the fur seals. I cruised along the coast of the peninsula in a ship that approached a seal colony.

Looking out to Sea

Looking out to Sea

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These seals have a dense layer of fur underneath their visible hairs. We do it the other way around.


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