Amy, David, Lachlan, Bill Jones, and I were on the beach two days ago when we noticed an unusual movement ahead of us, near the water's edge. As we approached we realized it was a seal. We backed up to give the seal space and not disturb it. Luckily Amy had her camera. She was able to get several great shots, especially with her telephoto lens.
A view down the beach (the seal is just a small dot near the water in the distance):
Zooming in on the seal:
Another great picture:
(Click on any photo to view a larger image.)
If you see the seal please keep your distance. It is illegal to approach or harass seals in any way.
I was told by a park ranger that a harbor seal had been reported on Ocracoke. This fellow appears to be a juvenile. Maybe some of our readers can shed more light.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoker, Kelly O'Neal, and the 1951 revolution in Siam (Thailand). You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012910.htm