[501views 21/4/12 – camera: Nikon D300]
New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri_)
Katiki Point, New Zealand

Nikon D300 | Sigma 120-400 OS @ 400mm
1/1250s f/6.3 ISO800 | Raw
Featured in World Wildlife Photography (8 March 2010)
Featured in Closeups in Nature (14 March 2010)
Featured in Love Affair With The Lens (29 March 2010)
Featured in The Weekend Photographer (19 May 2010)
Featured in Good News Group – Sharing & Caring (23 May 2010)
Featured in High Quality Images (4 July 2010)
Featured in Eye Contact (Animals Only) (7 August 2010)
Featured in #1 Artists of RedBubble (4 September 2010)
Featured in The Best of Red Bubble…Digital Art and Photography (5 December 2010)
Featured in Featured For A Challenge (19 July 2011)
Featured in Superbly Visual (22 July 2011)
Featured in Nature In Its Entirety (24 April 2012)
Featured in Canon Vs Nikon (29 April 2012)
Top 10 in Good News Group “Smiling pets/animals!” (26 May 2010)
Top 10 in All things in the Natural World “August Avatar” (4 August 2010)
Top 10 in 300+ Go Long! “EYES = IMPACT” (4 August 2010)
Top 10 in Just Fun “Funny Animal Faces” (5 April 2011)
Top 10 in Safe Haven “Funny Faces/ Expressions” (April 2011)
Top 10 in International Showcase “Animal Portrait” (28 July 2013)


I photograph landscapes and people and mostly anything … just as long as it is in front of the lens and looks good
My images are from Australia, New Zealand and Asia

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  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 4 years ago

    Wow, how adorable! Awesome capture, Werner :-)

  • thanks Ellis – don’t know about adorable though – I gather they can be quite aggressive (I kept a respectable distance!)

    – Werner Padarin

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Wonderful portrait! Adorable animal.

  • thanks Rosie – glad you liike the animal & the shot

    – Werner Padarin

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1over 4 years ago

    A beautiful portrait.
    He is a cutie.

  • thanks Laureen – and gratifying to see he has so many great fans ;-)

    – Werner Padarin

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

    A delightful portrait

  • thanks Kala – the asymmetric moustache is probably because of being blown by the very strong wind gusts at the time – it’s a tribute to the (stabilised) lens that I could get a reasonably sharp shot at a time I was having difficulty just trying to stand still in the wind.

    – Werner Padarin

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartover 4 years ago

    Congratulations..your work has been featured in the World Wildlife Photography Group

  • thankyou very much Dennis – much appreciated

    – Werner Padarin

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...over 4 years ago

    Such a cutie pie!

  • thankyou very much for the feature Ainsley

    – Werner Padarin

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Werner, congratulations on the feature, well done.

  • thankyou David – I was actually quite pleased with the outcome as it was extremely windy to the point I couldn’t keep the camera steady – the stabilised lens took it all in its stride though

    – Werner Padarin

  • Catherine Fenner
    Catherine Fennerover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture. Quite a reach with that lens. Congratulations on your features.

  • thankyou Catherine – that lens has been a very useful bit of kit

    – Werner Padarin

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelover 4 years ago

  • thankyou very much, great honour

    – Werner Padarin

  • Edvin  Milkunic
    Edvin Milkunicover 4 years ago

    ohhh that is so cute! Great capture!

  • thanks Edvin – very glad you like it

    – Werner Padarin

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