21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Harbor Seal sunbathing on the rock

There is a beach called Pebbly beach on the island where seals like to rest on top of the rocks during low tide. I timed this photo and expected incoming tide and great light behind my back in order to capture best possible image. Waves finally started to move over the rock and seal did everything to stay in one place and balance her body on top of the rock. I waited the right wave that created splash behind the seal.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: BLOCK ISLAND, Rhode Island, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Aleksandar Baba-Vulic