Brad Douglas Photography | Mammals | Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus
Taken 15-Mar-13
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Keywords:Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus, Australian fur seal, Seal
Photo Info

Dimensions5159 x 3439
Original file size7.33 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken15-Mar-13 11:06
Date modified17-Sep-13 10:18
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length210 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/1250 at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus

Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus

Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus (Australian fur seal)

Status: least concern.

Lazy summers days! I shot this on a boat tour around Tasman Island (great day). The guide said these were Australian fur seals. The next group we saw were apparently New Zealand fur seals (no keeper shots).

When I got back to process the shots, I tried to look into how you can identify which species is which. Apparently it's "very difficult" to tell them apart - as there are subtle physical differences, behavioral aspects invovled, and "requires close proximity". Hmmmm..... not much help when going off a photo.

So I have to take the guides word for it - but would happily be corrected by someone in the know.