Aug 14, 2010

Cuddle With an Elephant Seal

A 5 minute video of a women laying on the sand and is approached and cuddled by a seal. This is amazing. The website has this additional information:

Addendum: some people have commented about the woman's not touching the seal; she is not allowed to. This is an island off Argentina.South Georgia Island is a sub-Antarctic island administered by the United Kingdom as part of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It is located 1390 km southeast of the Falkland Islands and 2150 km from South America. It is the home of vast numbers of birds and marine life, but its remote location and lack of access makes it a rare destination for tourists.
You can read more about Gold Harbor, South Georgia Island, near Antarctica here: http://www.coolantarctica.com/Travel/south_georgia_south_sandwich_islands.htm

Many tour operators will require visitors to do a boot wash after every landing to avoid carrying seeds or other items from one location to another. In addition, visitors should examine all clothing prior to embarking to avoid bringing any plant or animal material to the Antarctic; invasive species have devastated many regions of the planet, so it is particularly important to protect Antarctica from this danger.

I found this article, you might want to read about this video:
http://holeinthedonut.com/2010/02/11/south-georgia-elephant-seal-sandwich-islands/

8 comments:

  1. Sooo many kisses. That was absolutely lovely.

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  2. The video doesn't seem to be working. It just keeps saying "Please wait..."

    Perhaps it's my computer? But maybe not...

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  3. That really was lovely to see. :)

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  4. It's cute as long as it's not smell-o-vision. Those things stink worse than a stock yard.

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  5. I couldn't see the vid either. :(

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  6. I can still see it, but it requires Flash Player version 10, which is pretty new.

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  7. I saw the video at another site and it is sweet. I don't know about elephant seals but I have been up close and personal with sea lions and their breath will stop a zombie. Be warned.

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  8. Wicked cute! That seal is in looovvvee!

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