Saturday, June 21, 2014

Coastal BC Animals: Harbour Seal

Harbour Seal

When Wayne and I pulled into Gowlland Harbour on the southwest coast of Quadra Island to anchor for the night, we discovered a welcoming committee of one.

As we swung on our anchor in the placid water, this harbour seal came to check us out.

I'm not an expert, but I am pretty sure this is a harbour seal because it has no external ears.  They can be found along the Pacific coast from Alaska to California. We often see them in anchorages playing, feeding, and lounging on rocks.

This guy watched us for about fifteen minutes before moving along to more interesting subjects. -- Margy


  1. I love the seals and how they watch you ~ Used to be a boater and one my greatest joys was to have seals follow us ~ Wonderful shots ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Here is something we have in common! We have a seal who lives in the creek - obviously rich pickings for food. A couple of years ago she also cared for her baby here too - lovely to see xxx

  3. Anonymous11:02 PM

    Oh my - how wonderful to see a seal in those lovely blue waters!


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy