Harbor Seal along the coast

January 27, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

It's Friday and I am not only happy the weekend is here, but I'm completely beat. For the past few months I've been working very long days, much longer than I would like. Part of the problem is that I'm working for someone on the west coast and I think he forgets there is a 3 hour time difference and so I wind up with some pretty late meetings several times a week. I'm really hoping this is just a temporary situation and that I will get through it without losing my mind.

Anyhow, I missed my blog last night because there was some drama going on in my neighborhood that diverted my attention, so I'm happy to be able to post something tonight. I'm creeping up on a month of being back to blogging and this new approach I'm taking is interesting. I'm trying so hard to post something different each day and so that is keeping me on my toes. Tonight I was browsing through my pics from my trip to Maine in 2019 and stumbled upon images I had taken of harbor seals and I instantly knew I had to choose one of those for tonight. Getting to photograph the seals was such an unexpected and awesome opportunity. 

My friend and I went to Maine to see the puffins and we were so thrilled to get on the island and have such an amazing opportunity with them. After we got off the island and back to our boat, the Captain took us around the island to enjoy the views. He had not mentioned that we would potentially see harbor seals and as we approached and saw them, it was a great moment. He was so good about taking a slow approach with the boat to get us closer and give us an opportunity to get some nice pics. Here we all had thought our tour was over and we were heading home and instead we got a surprise opportunity. It sure was cool.

Harbor seals are a marine mammal that can be found on both the eastern and western coasts of the United States. They can often be found resting on rocks as well as on the beaches along the shore.

Here is one of the many I saw in Maine.

Harbor SealHarbor SealA harbor seal lounging around in Machias, Maine. This image was taken by Debbie Quick from Debs Creative Images.

 


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