Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Seal Spa


 La Jolla was a delight to visit this past weekend 
with its sandy beaches and rocky shorelines.  
Its wild seal congregation is quite a popular draw.

Most of the seals are lazying around but occasionally 
growling and barking will occur when one is bumped and prodded 
to move from a comfy spot.

 I enjoyed watching this little girl as she basked in the afternoon sun
on the cliff's edge.

 Actually, she was taking in the waves ...

 as each one crashed upon the rocks

 and bathed

 her shimmering coat in chilly sea water.

I think she is totally enjoying her spa afternoon.
What do you think?

One can always nap later!



37 comments:

Gail said...

Heaven!

Sylvia K said...

Priceless captures, Reena!! And beautiful, delightful indeed! I do love to watch them and they do have fun!! Thanks for sharing that fun with us!!

Barbara Shallue said...

I would love it! Great shots!

Dina said...

So cute! What a great thing to see. And you captured it so well.

Brian Miller said...

haha what fun that one is having...seeing her play with the waves left me a big smile....so cool to see them as well...only ever seen them at sea world...

Country Girl said...

Oh, how wonderful! Now, that's something you don't see very often.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots, Reena! Love these cute critters.

Barb said...

Fabulous action shots, Reena - though the gal seems quite content to be still!

Kerri said...

Oh I could use a spa day! Love Love Love this post!

TexWisGirl said...

how very cute. :)

grammie g said...

HI Reena...Oh my goodness this is such a cute post!! Wonderful captures ..just love those waves splashing up on her!!: )
Grace

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a sight! So many in one place. Great series.

GailO said...

Wow! This is a bit different than the usual bird photos I would say! Great shots!

The number of harbor seals in RI waters during the winter has been increasing but not like this!

Dawn said...

So incredible! Love these captures!!

Lisa Gordon said...

Reena, these photographsare just beautiful, and how fortunate you were to be able to photograph them while they were just "hanging out." Such beautiful creatures they are.

Have a wonderful day ahead!
xo.

Out on the prairie said...

What beautiful shots, I always enjoy watching their laid back lifestyle.

Michaele said...

Such beauty!! (the do remind me some of our dauschund).

Sandra said...

amazing

Mark said...

Lucky lucky lucky you. I would have loved to have been there to see that. Amazing photos!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daryl E said...

reminds me of the sea lions at pier 39 (is it 39?) in San Francisco .. all those fat happy sea lions basking in the sun ..

Evelyn said...

What a fabulous place to visit ~ great photos!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It looks like a good life, but it would be tough to take pictures ;-)

Betty Manousos said...

wow! these are very cute!!

love every single one of your photos.
they just put a smile on my face.

beautiful critters!

xx

Rohrerbot said...

Very fun captures of the seals!!! I don't think I can resist taking a nice picture of seals:) Sunny California looks so nice right now:)

Linda R said...

Awwww.. There so cute...

Awena Robert said...

Amazing. Lovely colours. I had the opportunity to see the seals lazing on the rocks and barking away in South Africa last year, it was a unique moment.

Have a nice weekend.

bon bon said...

these are amazing. gotta love the face of the one dozing at the end.

bailey-road.com said...

Wow! These are great shots of the seals!

islandwonder said...

Excellent! She looks so happy.

Friko said...

A glorious collection of happy creatures.

Barb Brookbank said...

Yes, she definitely looks delighted!

tony said...

What Beautiful Beasts! Great Shots!

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

A really delightful series if images, what fun to frolic and snooze all day!
Thanks for popping in to Perth. Coincidently my hubby is a Professor also, he retired two years ago from Curtin University but is now back helping with certain projects a few days a week.

Jennifer Richardson said...

enchanted.
i'm absolutely enchanted:)
thank you,
Jennifer

Catherine said...

Aren't these seals wonderful! What a treat to watch them!
Hope you are having a wonderful January!
xo Catherine

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