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Date: 30 Jan 2012 23:31:33
Title: Antarctic Photos 7 – Whales & Se als

Antarctic Photos 7 – Whales & Seals

 

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The paparazzi photograph a Crabeater seal on a floe

 

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“Whose disturbing my siesta?”

 

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What whale is it? A Humback on the left … and a Minke on the right

 

 

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The snout of a Minke … and its blow – downwind, it smells disgusting

 

 

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We had an incredible hour in the company of two Minke whales swimming around and under the boat

 

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 … the one on the right is swimming on its side so it can see us properly

 

 

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The fluke of a Humpback diving

 

 

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Weddell seals have a face like a Labrador dog

 

 

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 … whilst a Leopard seal looks like a cartoon dinosaur

 

 

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 … with an impressive mouth full of razor sharp teeth for skinning penguins – they also allegedly have a taste for inflatable dinghies, so we never leave ours in the water

 

 

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In Deception Island and at Palmer Station we saw Elephant seals

 

 

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 … not quite as pretty as the Weddell seals


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