The New Zealand Fur Seal are commonly seen around the Kaikoura Peninsula on the South Island of New Zealand where they have fought to re-establish themselves. The seal in New Zealand was once hunted on a constant basis up until the early 19th century.
Today you can stroll the shores of the Kaikoura Peninsula and see a colony of the NZ Fur Seal on a daily basis. After years of punishment these seals have started to breed again and a colony has now been formed again.
The town of Kaikoura is nestled on a rugged peninsula on the East Coast of New Zealand's South Island where the seal colony loves to bask on the rocks. Not only can you watch a seal in his natural environment but you can also take a whale watching trip and see a variety of different whales as well as energetic frolicking dolphins.
The Kaikoura Peninsula is a holiday vacation like no other and it is blessed with many natural wonders. Enjoy a truly unique experience in the Kaikoura Peninsula in New Zealand and swim with the seal colony in the beautiful shallow waters. These amazing animals are extremely friendly and playful and this is something that you definitely do not want to miss out on.
NZ Fur Seals, Arctocephalus forsteri, on the rocks on the Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura, Canterbury, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.
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