19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sealed with a bubble

While snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands, a couple of seals seemed to almost befriend us. This one kept coming closer and closer to check us out. I was snapping shots like mad and somehow got this one when he was extremely close. As can be seen, he is upside down right at the surface of the water. The bubbles he blew out give character.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Santa Cruz, Ecuador, Ecuador
Camera: TG-5
Copyright: © Bruce Nelson