Saturday, 30th January 2010
by Matt Burrard-Lucas
This elephant seal was relaxing on a beach in The Falkland Islands. During the summer months, elephant seals come ashore to moult. Scratching and rubbing helps them to discard their dead skin. It was amazing to see the dexterity in this one's flipper, looking almost like a human hand!
Equipment: Canon 1Ds MK III, 85mm f/1.2 lens