Seal Photography Tips - Part Two
Many thanks for all the nice emails and comments on social media about the first part of this seal blog. Here’s the second installment, the story of a wonderful encounters with these ever inquisitive mammals in the stunning surround of Patagonia Bay….
One of the joys of any Antarctica cruise are the Zodiac rides as they allow us to see a lot of great stuff whilst feeling the cold air on your face. There is nothing like being out and about with nature. Zodiacs are great platforms for photography, on the Akademik Ioffe we have a good number of 10 photographers to each one which means everyone will get a great view. In my view the best cruises we do are the wildlife ones, looking for penguins joyriding on icebergs or seals lounging on big slabs of ice. It’s the latter that we found in great numbers whilst on a lovely afternoon cruise in Patagonia Bay, it was just magic and I want to bring you some of my favourite images from that cruise.
It started, well, almost immediately. We approached a Crabeater seal and I was able to use my 300mm lens to frame a nice portrait of it just waking up…