This was a shell I would have loved for my collection - but it was still occupied. It was in the same place several days in a row before disappearing. It was only about 20cms long and had the best colour I've ever seen in this species.
This young fellow was asleep up on the cliff and neither of us saw the other until I was within a metre or so. I was startled by a sharp exhalation sound and backed off. The seal stayed resting in the same spot for several days and was tolerant of me walking past - at a distance.
My intention with this page is to highlight one photo from each outing and tell its story in a couple of sentences. The subjects will vary - it will be whatever caught my eye or was most special on that day.