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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Up Close and Personal with a Seal

My friend sent this to me in an email and it was so unbelievable and spectacular that I wanted to share it with all of you. Please watch the complete video.

This video called "Snuggling on the Beach", is of a tourist who sat on the beach to watch the seals and penguins on Gold Harbor,  South Georgia.  Unexpectedly, one of the seals is apparently attracted to her and slowly works his way over to her.  He seems to 'falls in love' and snuggles and flirts with her.  It is quite an unusual and interesting scene.  The seals are huge (6,000 lbs), yet she never seemed afraid . . . more amused . . .. while someone shot the video of this incident.

Gold Harbor, South Georgia, is located off the southern tip of South America. (sub arctic)  It is a small bay five miles SSW of Cape Charlotte, with Bertrab Glacier at its head, along the east end of Georgia.  The west end of the beach where a glacial stream flows is a breeding ground for various types of penguins and large seals.  It is not a frequent destination for tourists.




 This warmed my heart immensely. What about yours?

14 comments:

Rae said...

Amazing. Love at first sight. He really did a lot of flirting with her. I loved the video.

Brian Miller said...

how adorable...i would be so afraid it would roll over on me...yikes! so funny showing off for her...

David L Macaulay said...

great video - thanks for posting.

Missy said...

Two minutes in, I was crying and praying this didn't end with him eating her! LOL
Thanks for sharing!
I needed this today!

Bonnie said...

Heart-warming is the best way to describe it. I still cannot wipe the smile off my face. So many wonderful connections available in this life if we are just open to allow them.

Thanks Pat!

Joann Mannix said...

I've seen this before. I think it's just beautiful. How can anyone watch this and think it's okay to club these precious animals? I'm going to watch this with my daughter right now.

Gail said...

Amazing...if only the world would learn this lesson.

Eva Gallant said...

that was so cute and amazing!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

that was beautiful. what an awesome experience.

Valerie said...

Up close and personal... how wonderful. Bet he was heavy on her legs though. Simply got to borrow this for my pic. blog.

Nezzy said...

I do believe it was love at first sight!!! What an awesome opportunity to get that close up and personal with a wild critter.

Enjoy your day sweetie and may it be richly blessed!!!

Mama Zen said...

My daughter: "Maybe she smells like fish!"

Mission Statement said...

That is sooooo sweet. I am glad the seal didn't decide to lay totally on top of her. She could have been squashed. That is a nice video. Thanks for finding it.

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

i snagged that and sent it by email out to friends! That is awesome!!