Seals have heart shaped noses

Who'd have thought ?

Not a fantastic photo, but interesting enough to share.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 27th December 2008, This photo: 3:29pm

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  • looby88 said:
    Lol !! they can close them right up too, now that would be handy !
    you say its not fantastic, but its pretty sharp
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed, esp. around those smelly walrus ;-)
    Oh it's sharp enough, but the light reflections suck badly.
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!!!!!!
    there are times that would be very handy...thinking of former years, small children etc. You think we could have developed that trick ourselves by now wouldnt you !
    Oh blow the light reflections, lets talk about noses !!
  • Garry' said:
    Thanks for sharing, interesting indeed. I am also amazed by the refreshingly looking water
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • aramisfirefly said:
    I like it David. I also like how the water 'feels'...
  • blueriotriver said:
    Interesting detail. Now if I get this question on trivia ... :)
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    David de Groot wrote Oh it's sharp enough, but the light reflections suck badly
    I actually like the reflections. I think it adds appeal to the shot by giving some interest to the water. I love seals - great capture.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    I agree with Wazza - I like the water- especially the little wave up front of the seal :-)
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Yes, you're right Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah, see a pool always looks refreshing ;-)
    see above ;-)
    Oh it's more the reflections on the wet seal I'm not happy with. A polariser would have been a good plan, but I was quite tired by then.
    The wave works, I'll admit.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Andrew :)
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    I think you are being too self-critical Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Always, but that's how we improve. :)
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    I can close-up my nostrils like a seal... but my nose isn't heart-shaped.
    I've watched a large, dozing Grey seal in Stornoway harbour, head bobbing in and out of the water, nostrils opening and closing automatically. Actually, he was snoring!
  • looby88 said:
    Bluewave- nothing a little plastic surgery couldnt sort out......
    providing of course that you would like a heart shaped nose, not convinced it would suit you !!
    Have you ever seen otters asleep in the sea by any chance ?
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Only on natural history programmes. I've never seen a wild Otter up here in over five years.
  • Margot- said: amazing is that!
    I like the color of the water -- nice blue.
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe Helen beat me to the obvious response about your nose.
    Well get out there and look for a wild otter. If I've managed to track down a wild platypus, I'm sure you can find an otter :P
    Thanks Margot :)