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I am inspired again :). One month ago Bev showed a picture of a seal and asked " Have you ever watched wild seals close up?" I answered that yes. I have seen many. How many?
Cape Cross in Namibia has both historic and biological significance. The Portuguese navigator, Diego Căo, landed here in 1486 on his second expedition south of the equator and planted a stone cross (padrăo) to mark his journey.
The Cape Cross is a sanctuary for the world’s largest breeding colony of Cape fur seals.
The population has grown large and fat by taking advantage of the rich concentrations of fish in the cold Benguela Current. The sight of more than 100,000 seals basking on the beach and frolicking in the surf is impressive to behold, though you’re going to have to deal with overwhelming piles of stinky seal poo.

Hmm, I was warned about the smell but it was not that bad.
Strange, that no one from TE has been there. (for years, anyway)

I will upload two Workshops.

Better to see in the large format here:
Even more seels can be seen in this picture:
Lovely baby seal here:

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12355 W: 133 N: 31790] (146987)
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