Baby Seals

Seal Pup

Caught the stray bus to Picton today, my last full day on the South Island. On route we stopped on the coast to look at another seal colony, before doing a short walk to a waterfall. The waterfall in itself is not spectacular, however, the pool it flows down into is used by baby seals as a kind of nursery. When young, there mums go off to feed for days at a time, while the baby seals swim up the river to this pool to play. In the middle of winter you can get up to 200 baby seals playing here, though now its well into spring the number is dramatically reduced to about 10.

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