Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea." ~ Eric Cantona

Seagulls and seals - always eager for a meal!  As I have the past few years, I headed to the Chatham Fishing Pier as the fishing boats were coming in.  I wanted to catch some shots of the seals as they hoped for the occasional piece of fish to be thrown their way.  I never tire of watching them.  They are alternately graceful and greedy as they wait for a mid-afternoon snack.

This is the first time that I have seen what I believe are a mother and her pup.  The pup would wander away and the mother would quickly go after it and guide it back closer to the boats.  It was lovely to watch.

Till next year, seals!


  1. This is sooooo cute!!! Wonderful pictures!

    1. Thanks - they are so wonderful to watch - never the same way in any of their movements - it is entertaining and enchanting!

  2. How beautiful where you live. So much nature. I always admire fisherman. It is a very tough job!! Clarice

  3. Being a fisherman is indeed a serious - and - not easy business. I am so happy to enjoy the fruit of their labor - but I have a healthy admiration for the work that goes into it!

  4. Yet another wonderful look at real life on the Cape! The seals are lovely T., you are right. I can just hear your shutter now! Thanks again for taking the time to share so many of your photographs, your point of view, your experiences. xo