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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Animal Encounters: New Zealand Fur Seal

This is a short video about a New Zealand fur seal that I encountered in my work.  I was shooting a nature documentary and this was a solitary female New Zealand fur seal that was just sunbathing in a secluded cliff side beach.

New Zealand fur seals are a species of fur seals.  They have long flippers that lets them move very quickly on land, and are known to be quite aggressive to annoying humans.

When you encounter wildlife in nature, I recommend you leave them alone.  Approaching wild animals is quite intrusive and stressful (for them), and may be very dangerous if they decide to be aggressive.  The difference between a bro and me is that I have insurance coverage for dismemberment by wildlife.

See more photos of this fur seal at my FLICKR!

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