Saturday, January 31, 2009

Assateague Island National Seashore


Still attempting to keep the posts diverse from my most recent photo trip. Today's post is a seal that discovered on the beach at Assateague, while in search of Snowy Owls. Since I was scanning the dunes for owls and saw very few shore birds, almost missed this guy. Seals are seen, but not common, so seeing him was a bonus. The wind was howling from the west and you can see the blowing sand above the beach. Blue Skies.

10 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

You were definitely in the right place at the right time.
Thanks for sharing that great shot!!

Evita said...

Oh Ken these little guys are soooo cute! What an amazing moment to catch this one, in the serene environment that he's in!

Salty said...

What a suprise!

I had no idea that seals visited Assateague. Not only is it an unusual encounter but you captured a beautiful image!

Willard said...

Unusual encounter and a beautiful photograph. I need to travel more.

Stacey Huston said...

Diversity... a word I have been struggling with accomplishing on my own blog this winter.. this is wonderful.. love the wind that you captured in this image.

Bradley Myers said...

A great capture Ken, I have been their before but never seen seals there. I had a friend visit their after Chirstmas and also had the oportunity.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great shot and composition. I like these animals and how they swim. Excellent :-)
Have a nice week.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A great find Ken. They always look so sleek and lovely.

Philip said...

Great shot Ken looks a little windy there and that sand stings great photo

fishing guy said...

Ken: That was a lucky capture, a real bonus.