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I spent the weekend on the Dutch island Texel, and met some cute and friendly seals at Ecomare.



38 responses

  1. These are beautiful. It can be challenging to take good photos of animals in the water. Well done.

    February 4, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    • Thanks Alison! Luckily they didn’t move very fast.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Some of them stood still and posed!

      February 4, 2013 at 5:04 PM

  2. Marina Sundberg

    ลh, dom ไr underbara! Vi ser dom pๅ vไstkusten ibland.

    Hไrlig weekend du haft!



    February 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    • Dom รคr sรฅ sรถta! Det var en hรคrlig helg. ๐Ÿ™‚ Kram

      February 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM

  3. Cute…..Seals are great….so clumsy looking out of the water, but so graceful and agile in the water…:0)

    February 4, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    • They are cute! And have surprisingly soft fur, I thought they would be a bit … slimy ๐Ÿ˜ฎ but they were really soft and smooth. But have to say, they’re not nearly as cute as your price winning otter ๐Ÿ˜€

      February 4, 2013 at 5:28 PM

  4. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love seals! ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 4, 2013 at 5:23 PM

  5. Fantastic! He is just the cutest!

    February 4, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    • Thanks Susan! He posed willingly, I think he wanted some company and attention because all other people were watching a show with Harbour porpoises.. ๐Ÿ™‚

      February 4, 2013 at 5:30 PM

  6. WOW! I especially like the colors in the first picture … and of course the cute face.

    February 4, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    • Yes, who can resist those big eyes and cute face! ๐Ÿ™‚

      February 4, 2013 at 7:52 PM

  7. Oh\, this is so nice. Love those seals. Wonderful photo, Calee.

    February 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    • Thanks so much Yvonne! ๐Ÿ™‚ They are irresistible those ๐Ÿ˜‰

      February 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM

  8. He is absolutely precious!

    February 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

  9. What an adorable post! I love the coloring of the seal, and he looks so happy. Thank you for the treat, Calee!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    February 5, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    • Thanks sweet Wendy! ๐Ÿ™‚ He was very sociable and cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

      February 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      • I shaved off our dog as his hair was too long and now he looks like a seal with floppy ears! ๐Ÿ™‚

        February 6, 2013 at 12:27 AM

        • LOL! Do we get to see that on your blog..? ๐Ÿ˜‰

          February 6, 2013 at 3:57 PM

          • Ha,ha! I couldn’t expose him like this! ๐Ÿ˜‰

            February 7, 2013 at 3:23 AM

  10. Liana

    awwwwwwwwwwe cute!

    February 5, 2013 at 12:46 AM

  11. Cute… Beautiful shots!!!

    February 5, 2013 at 5:04 AM

  12. Great pictures. Thanks.

    February 5, 2013 at 7:25 AM

  13. OMG! Soooooo cute!

    February 5, 2013 at 7:49 AM

  14. What great portraits! I love the capture of the ripples in the second shot.

    February 14, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    • Thanks Janet! I love watching them swim, the look on their faces show that they really enjoy cruising through the water like that ๐Ÿ™‚

      February 14, 2013 at 8:11 PM

  15. The first one really looks like he’s feeling a little lonely; he definitely wants your attention. They don’t seem to be shy at all, great.

    February 15, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    • He was lonely! All other seals had company, this one had a tank all to himself.. Not shy at all, was really nice to get so close to them. ๐Ÿ™‚

      February 17, 2013 at 10:10 AM

  16. gregjoder

    I really like the expression you captured in the first photo – his/her gaze really captures my heart =0)

    February 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM

  17. This photo is something special. Thanks for liking my post.

    April 18, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    • Thanks so much! Your pictures of poppies were lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 19, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      • I am quite attached to the California state flower!

        April 19, 2013 at 11:51 PM

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