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Sand Spray

Sand Spray
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Powershot SX110IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-08 21:51
Viewed: 3073
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Northern Elephant Seal
Mirounga angustirostris

Elephant seals resting on the beach are often seen spraying themselves with sand with the help of their fins. I was told that the layer of sand on their skin serves as a suntan lotion and keeps them from getting burnt by the sun.

Elephant seals come ashore and form colonies for only a few months of each year to give birth, breed, and molt. The rest of the year the colonies disperse and individuals spend most of their time in pursuit of food, a quest which involves swimming thousands of miles and diving to great depths.


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A fine "nick of the moment" snapshot Manyee, which illustrates a typical behavior of the Elephant Seal in quite a sharp and well exposed image. TFS it my friend.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-10-09 6:06]

Hello Manyee.
What a happy pic! Great low POV and composition. Very beautiful. Well done.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-10-14 15:52]

I agree with you when you put ... In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous... (Aristotle)...in your intro.
This pic can show us this. TFS and good job.

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