Seeking Higher Ground (beach wild+animals ). Photo by highground
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Seeking Higher Ground

Uploaded by: highground

Monday January 7, 2013

San Diego, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Just another day in the Sea Lion Colony's life, yet one wants to be aloof.


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8. Nikongranny
2:32 PM GMT on January 18, 2013
What a great chance to get so close to nature. I would eat at any cafe that would get me that close to nature! Great shot. 10 from SW Iowa
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7. Bluesmaster
4:43 AM GMT on January 09, 2013
Cool capture, AC congrats!
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6. highground
3:23 PM GMT on January 08, 2013
Thanks for the comments. This sea lion colony is right in the world famous La Jolla Cove, and has become the subject of many debates due to the intense 'aromas' wafting from the waste of the seals and the thousands of sea birds. There is a restaurant above and across the street that has seen business drop, especially after an article in the NY Times and just a few days ago in the LA Times. Even so, they are wild animals and allow us to spend many minutes/hours simply observing them, sometimes up close and personal in the water. Haven't been bitten...yet.
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5. suzi46
2:51 PM GMT on January 08, 2013
WOW!!! love this..looks almost surreal..beautiful!..AC congrats :)
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4. Willow13
2:31 PM GMT on January 08, 2013
Outstanding composition, awesome subject and a beautiful AC!!
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3. trailhiker44
6:36 AM GMT on January 08, 2013
Great capture !
Beautiful lighting and detail !
CONGRATULATIONS on this fabulous AC !!!
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2. gilg72
4:52 AM GMT on January 08, 2013
Gorgeous image.
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1. RenoSoHill
4:47 AM GMT on January 08, 2013
Neat capture!
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About highground


Apr 17, '12. Been here on WU since '03 and am still amazed at the bounty that the photo world has to offer. I did a year as an approver, that was sometimes very tough. We had a few misfits that wanted things not in the WU 'guidelines' and would not take NO for an answer. Hopefully those times are long gone. Thank you all for helping my WU experience be Wunderful.

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