If you look back to older blogs, you may find that I have posted about Sealion Island twice before. We have visited it in the last 2 Februarys, but this time we were going at the start of Spring, rather than the end of Summer.
|"Sorry, we haven't seen your mate"|
But, this month is the start of Spring, and some visitors had already produced a new generation.
|Male Elephant Seal - 3 tons, female, (1 ton) and pup (45kgs)|
|Pup grows to 400lbs (180 kgs) in 3 weeks!|
|Magellanic penguin pair setting up home.....|
|Jaunty Gentoo Penguins...permanent residents.|
|Elusive and rare Striated Caracara|
|He's let himself go over winter....female and pup on right|
|Must keep doing the stretches to get the figure back.....|
|Mother and pup|
|Dozing in the dunes. Person in background....|
|Sleeping seal; stupid photographer...|
|An attack from, and on, the rear....|
|Let battle commence......|
|Hard to tell who is winning!|
|And the winner is .... Bruno|
|Landing in a gale|
Just enough time to get up at dawn (6.30am) and watch the seals one last time, before breakfast. Unfortunately, the Killer Whales failed to appear, although I heard they arrived that afternoon! We will just have to go back to see them!
This may be the last blog for about a month, as we are off the explore the land of Paddington Bear.
Continued in November. Happy Birthdays to half of my family, who seem to have Birthdays in October.
PS . Elephant Seal factoid - the male/female size difference is the biggest in the animal kingdom. Imagine someone 3 times heavier than you making advances.....!