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The story connected with taking the pictures of the seal presented here is quite funny. In order to approach the seals as close as possible it was necessary to walk through a stony beach which was periodically flooded. The walk was quite tiresome and lasted several dozen minutes, but I was most surprised when, after a more than an hour’s shooting session with seals it turned out that all the paths leading back had been flooded by a tide. A quick decision or the things are going to get even worse with each single minute. I take my shoes in my hand and as long as water level is still lower than 50 centimeters I know that I can make it back without soaking the equipment. Fortunately my presence was ignored by the seals and I was able to take enough photos during one hour so that I could think of going back. If I had postponed my return for an hour or two, it would have been more difficult to get back without some outside help. Harbor seals occur also in the Baltic sea. Their population there is about a few hundred specimen. A seal reaches 180 centimeters in length and can weigh up to 150 kilograms.

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