One Glorious Winter’s Day, I Met a Seal – Day 17

Well there I was, photographing Sanderlings along the shore at Bank Street Beach.

When I spotted something ahead on the jetty that was definitely larger than a bird.


Although this gull who suddenly flew in, seemed determined to prove me wrong!  😉


I’d only ever seen seals down at the fish pier in Chatham, but I knew it was a Harbor Seal.


Yet because I had never seen one here at Bank Street, I wasn’t sure if he was simply enjoying the setting sunshine…


Or if there was something wrong with him.

So, I called Wild Care of Cape Cod, then IFAW, two of my favorite wildlife organizations here on the Cape.


IFAW asked me to take a few pics, if I could, and email them in when I got home to my computer.

Could I??

I tried to get different angles, different views, as he turned, this way and then that…


Several times, he appeared to be trying to snooze a bit.


Yet the whole time, he was very much aware of me.

Somehow, by his eyes and demeanor, I could tell he knew I was not a threat.

That I meant him no harm, which could not have been more true.


Little could he have known, I was a FAN!

And when he “waved” at me, well…


I was over the MOON!

The following day I was relieved to hear from IFAW that this appeared to be an individual that was doing well.

In fact, he’d been spotted again, in Hyannis, looking healthy.

Whew!

Once I knew that, I could relax, and enjoy the sheer Beauty of this amazing sea mammal who happened to cross my path.


One glorious winter’s day.  ❤

One thought on “One Glorious Winter’s Day, I Met a Seal – Day 17

  1. Jean says:

    Oh wow. So special to get to see one so close.
    A true beauty❤️

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