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The sea lions become somewhat agitated with a boater on the opposite side of the Belle Chain. After one “bails”, the rest follow. This one was a little too eager and misjudged the jump. Result – belly flop. However, they are covered with so much fat I doubt that it hurt.
Nikon d800
f4. 200-400 at 290mm
1/1600 at f8
ISO 640
NIK Viveza
Lightroom mild adjustments

Toby Snelgrove is an award winning photographer living on Mayne Island, BC, Canada. His art is been accepted into the Sidney Fine Art show since 2009 and won the Show Designer’s Award in 2010.
His photojournalism has been published in numerous publications including the Toronto Globe and Mail, Pacific Yachting, Aqua Magazine, Vancouver Sun and Province, The Driftwood, and Island Tides.

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  • Doria
    Doriaover 1 year ago

    looks slightly surrealistic…almost superimposed,great image

  • The whole thing is surreal to me … thanks for your time.

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 1 year ago

    Wow… fabulous!!! was this local, I’m assuming?

  • Bell Chain … adjacent to Mayne and Samuel Island … was a sweet moment.

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thanks you

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...over 1 year ago

    March 31, 2013

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 1 year ago

    Beautifully done

  • Thanks … had to wait a bit … you never know what you are going to find when venturing out the to the belle chain

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 1 year ago

    great timing toby :)

  • Thanks … patience

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 1 year ago

    Outstanding work !

  • They were kind to me … quite a show … thanks

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    April 2nd, 2013
    ►See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
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  • Thanks Mary …

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • Naveen  Sharma
    Naveen Sharmaover 1 year ago

    WOW Excellent

  • Come and see them .. cheers

    – toby snelgrove IPA

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 1 year ago


    Wednesday Featured Works!
    April 3, 2013

  • Thanks

    – toby snelgrove IPA

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