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Lobodon carcinophagus


Lobodon carcinophagus
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Antarctica [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-24 2:12
Viewed: 9058
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Crabeater Seal, Lobodon carcinophaga, is one of the most remarkable, though least known, of the mammals of the world. At a population of 8 to 50 million (LAWS 1973), it is perhaps the "second most numerous large species of mammals on Earth, after humans." More than one in every two seals in the world is a Crabeater Seal and the population biomass of Crabeaters is about four times that of all other pinnipeds put together. It is also one of the most abundant and fastest seals. A crabeater seal can swim 16 mph.

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This photo is taken in the sea ice, Deception Island in Antarctica. Cropped format.

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Nice shot. A little bit frontal pov wud have been better, anyways, thanks for sharing.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-14 14:27]

Hello Ferran !
I've always been fascinated by cold Antarctica, but we do not see many pictures from these desolate lands on TN - I appreciate all your collection from Antarctica, but I specially like this one. You offer us a clear view of this beautiful animal, with excellent details, nice natural colors, and all in all the picture is nicely composed. Very well done !
Valerie.

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