Private Joke by John Dewar

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This seal really did look like he was laughing and didn’t appear to notice me just a few yards away, lying among the rocks and seaweed. Taken at the Orphir shore of the Scapa Flow, Orkney. June 2011

I was amazed and delighted that this image appeared on the red Bubble Home Page on July 10th – an honour indeed and so a HUGE thank you to all concerned! And also an equally HUGE thank you to everyone who has dropped by and left a comment. It is all very much appreciated.

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  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 3 years ago

    LOL, great capture John.
    He’s really cracking himself up isn’t he?

  • TY Garth – yes, he sure is and so was I, but trying not to

    – John Dewar

  • Hilda Rytteke
    Hilda Ryttekeover 3 years ago

    That’s adorable! I also really liked “Kiss me”

  • Thanks Hilda, there’s so many different names pictures like these can have it’s almost scarey to name them

    – John Dewar

  • Irish
    Irishover 3 years ago

    Just Great …well captured :)

  • Thank you indeed Irish, a lucky moment – but then we all deserve a few!

    – John Dewar

  • Amanda Gale
    Amanda Galeover 3 years ago

    someones having a good time, nice shot and well captured.

  • Thank you Amanda!

    – John Dewar

  • Karl Williams
    Karl Williamsover 3 years ago


  • Cheers Karl!

    – John Dewar

  • GillBell
    GillBellover 3 years ago

    This is a cracker. Wish he`d shared the joke – must have been good. A terrific capture. Love it.

  • Thanks Gill,yes, it’s a pity we don’t speak seal!

    – John Dewar

  • igork54
    igork54over 3 years ago

    It is so entertaining to see such a shot among other serious stuff.

  • I agree Igor, it is always, always good to laugh! Thank you

    – John Dewar

  • photosecosse /barbara jones
    photosecosse /...over 3 years ago

    Oh YES !!!!!! Perfect timing, and THANKS for the laugh, great to see HAPPY pics !!!

  • Thank you Barbara and yes, a very lucky, happy moment. I’m glad you laughed!

    – John Dewar

  • linaji
    linajiover 3 years ago

    Oh I love how you have captured this animal… most of the times they sleep…looks like this one is going back to sleep with a smile!

  • Thanks Lina, a good way to go to sleep!

    – John Dewar

  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureover 3 years ago

    Simply Brilliant!!! How can you not love animals after seeing this guy? Well, he may not be laughing… but I SURE AM!!! Thanks for brightening my otherwise rainy day. ;-)

  • Completetly agree, Sylvia, and I hope it stops raining soon too! Love your bear pictures, particularily ‘Yoga Bear Savasana’

    – John Dewar

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