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New Zealand Fur Seal / Kekeno


Posted by unozig on Thu Feb 17, 2022 7:31 pm

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Canon 5DS  100-400mm     1/400  @  f/8      ISO 500

 Found on rocky shores throughout mainland New Zealand, as well as parts of Australia. They have external ears, hind flippers that can turn forward under the body and walk on and no fur on the under side of their flippers.
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by david fletcher on Fri Feb 18, 2022 2:00 am
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Excellent topside view of this seal as it rests. Interesting in that its fur seems camouflaged compared with the local rocks.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Feb 18, 2022 4:38 am
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From this perspective it could easily be mistaken for one of the rocks - and looking at the thumbnail I thought the smaller rock was its pup. Good camouflage on their favoured rocky shoreline, Zig.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:00 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
From this perspective it could easily be mistaken for one of the rocks - and looking at the thumbnail I thought the smaller rock was its pup.  Good camouflage on their favoured rocky shoreline, Zig.

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That's just what I thought too. Very interesting information about their flippers-I've never heard of such a thing.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Feb 19, 2022 1:04 pm
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Great camouflage and like Carol, at first I was wondering if the rock next to it was a pup. :)
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