20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Guadalupe Fur Seal surfaced in the Strait of Juan de Luca

This lovely Guadalupe Fur Seal surfaced very near our boat while we were heading to Victoria Inner Harbor where our petroleum-free wooden motorsailer, AMA Nature, would be part of Victoria's annual Classic Boat Show. I love how the submerged body of the beautifully-photogenic seal is slightly visible in the sea, which took on an unexpected but untouched abstract affect.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Near Victoria, BC, Canada., Canada
Camera: iPhone 13 Pro
Copyright: © Capt. Peter Wilcox