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Again from Clifton Zoo a South American Fur Seal......

These fur seals belong to the same family as sea lions (Otariidae, meaning eared seals). They are more agile on land than the 'earless' seals as they can move their hind limbs forward underneath their body which is raised as they move. Using their front and hind flippers alternately, they can move almost at a gallop on land. In the water, the front flippers are used in a rowing movement but the rear flippers are either not used at all or are used as a rudder. Fur seals also have a different type of coat from that of sea lions, having considerably more secondary hairs, forming a dense undercoat which effectively insulates the body. Other seals have a thick layer of blubber to keep them warm, rather than a layer of "fur". Bulls grow to an average length of 1.9 m and a weight of150 kg, cows being considerably smaller at 1.4 m and a weight of only 50 kg...... Source Clifton Zoo site.

Gave a great Saturday...

Trev

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Title:South American Fur Seal
Username:Trev_B Trev_B
Uploaded:23 Mar 2013 - 10:02 AM
Tags:Bristol, Clifton Zoo, Pets / captive animals, South American Fur Seal, Trev_b
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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 10:11 AM

A wonderful image, Trev!
And thanks for the informative description, too!

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 10:24 AM

Superb capture and pose, Trev - the eye detail is particularly remarkable. Great description too.
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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 10:49 AM

Super image! - That pose!! Wonderful!!

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terry_cavner
23 Mar 2013 - 11:07 AM

Nice One

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Brian65
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23 Mar 2013 - 11:34 AM

Great shot and info Trev. hope to see you soon.
Brian

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Chinga
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23 Mar 2013 - 11:55 AM

Lovely shot! Well composed. IB

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 11:59 AM

A great image, wow has he got a shiny coat......

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 12:03 PM

Interesting info, and well illustrated, Trev, maybe not the cutest of critters but a sharp capture and a lovely gloss to the wet coat.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2197 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 2:39 PM

A great and wet image with lovely detailSmile
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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 2:46 PM

I could do some fur on a day like today! Sad A super capture and pose of this seal, Trev - interesting write-up, too Smile
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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 2:54 PM

A well captured shot Trev
Lillian

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 6:31 PM

Well capture,

Ali

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95930 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 6:47 PM

Love that eye

Adrian

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 5:28 PM

He is sweet, I go all gooey when it comes to animals; this is a great image.

Tish

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