Image of a male Australian Fur Seal(Arctocephalus pusillus),taken at Popes Eye Marine Park,Port Phillip Bay,Victoria.There was a colony of seals in the area many very inquisitive,this big fella got closer than I would have liked a few times.I was fortunate to observe males play fighting & asserting there dominance by slapping there fins on the water & then attacking each other,dont know whether it was stupid to be in amongst it but it sure was one of those magical moments in diving.

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  • Deri Dority
    Deri Dorityover 6 years ago

    This really is magical. So unusual to see them from the underwater point of view. As always your underwater photos are incredible. Such rich colors and an amazing DOF considering the water.

  • Maree Toogood
    Maree Toogoodover 6 years ago

    Great capture Matt, I love diving with these guys.

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 6 years ago

    Sensational~! What a great opportunity for some interaction with them. Wonderful capture Matt.

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 6 years ago

    What a capture Matt…sharp and full of action..unreal..really..! this is a brilliant shot.

  • Stephanie Johnson
    Stephanie Johnsonover 6 years ago

    This is one of the best seal shots I’ve seen. So much colour! Well done indeed!

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 6 years ago

    Excellent !

  • helene
    heleneover 6 years ago

    Wow this is so amazing!

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 6 years ago

    wowo what a close encounter …and such a sensational capture ! superb work!

  • Marcus Grant IPA
    Marcus Grant IPAover 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot Matt,,,, i have dived with seals in the uk and it is so cool.

  • MattTworkowski
    MattTworkowskiover 6 years ago

    Thankyou all for commenting,was a great dive,cheers

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