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Svolværs sjøløven - The sea lion of Svolvær. by ellismorleyphto

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Feeding time for the otters and seals and time for me to test, for the first real time, the “sports” function on my (then) new dSLR and my even newer telephoto lens.

Despite the camera turning out to be faulty from the start, causing some stress when I discovered that fact when miles over the Arctic Circle, this is one of the photographs that makes me feel quite proud and that reminds me that the (since replaced for a non-faulty twin) dSLR was in fact a wise investment.

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Lofoten Aquarium, Kabelvåg, North Norway. June 2008.

Canon 400d 75-300 lens.

I do not use post-processing of any kind, unless stated.

Thankyou! Featured in JUST FUN on 31st December 2009! :-)

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  • Lynn  Abbott
    Lynn Abbottalmost 5 years ago

    Otters and seals are some of my favorite creatures! Doesn’t he just look so happy! He makes me smile! Fabulous capture!

  • Thanks! Then you really should go to Lofoten Aquarium and watch the seals hehe…

    I thought there was a link on the right for the other shot of this cutie, but there isn’t…. so here is the same guy laughing his whiskers off…

    …. and you just know I have hundreds of otters here :-P

    – ellismorleyphto

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonalmost 5 years ago

    I’ll give this the `seal’ of approval!

  • Hehe, thanks! Or “takk” I guess as this seal was Norwegian :-P

    – ellismorleyphto

  • rasim1
    rasim1almost 5 years ago

    The teeth of the sea….Great shot.

  • … and you thought it was sharks who had the bite, hehe. Thanks! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • Thankyou Scott!! :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithover 4 years ago

    What a great capture Ellis..and what an adorable seal face! Love those wiskers:)))

  • Thankyou so much! He was a real character! ☺ Had to keep turning my back on him though because the otters were behind me ;-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 3 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful capture! XOXOXOXOXO

  • Thank you!! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    I admire your beautiful artwork, you have great eyes & talent my friend:)
    Thank you to inspire me and friends; Be warm smile to someone a day, people are our friends…
    Best regards,

  • Thank you Sunny, what a beautiful comment, really made my day!! xx

    – ellismorleyphto

  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this beauty.

  • Thank you! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

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