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Full Critique Seal Pup

Discussion in 'Plants, Animals & Insects Photography Forum' started by Phill104, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Phill104

    Phill104 Always on Premium Member

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    One of the Horsey Gap Grey Seals.

    A stark memory from my childhood was of these lovely creatures being slaughtered by men with clubs. I remember the sea of red, the destruction on the beach. They were skinned there and the remains left for the gulls. I also remember being a very angry 8 year old that day. Fortunately, at least in England those days are over.

    In Scotland seals can still be shot by fishery owners to "protect their stock" whatever that means. Numbers are dropping year on year with less than 100 reported last year.

    In Canada however quotas are set for various seal species each year at over 400,000 allowed to be killed commercially, with lesser numbers also destroyed in Namibia and Greenland. I can understand the native people doing this for survival, at least they use every single part of the seal. However for the fur trade there is sadly still a huge market. Hopefully one day we will see this end.

    P.S. Very hard to get the file size down enough for these forums when using square images. 1024*1024 results in a much larger file size than the standard 1024*768

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  2. Roger S

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    Aww, what a sweet subject and shot.
     
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    Really great shot. You've got an adorable subject.
     
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    lovely close up
     
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    Thanks all. Plenty were about but as it is late in the season they are growing very fast. Next year I will try and visit a month or two earlier.
     
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    Beautiful just beautiful!
     
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    Awww what a cutie! nice images.
     
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