Kaikoura Seal Pups

We spent this afternoon watching a pod of fur seal pups jump, flip, slide, and swim under the waterfall at Ohau, just north of the coastal town of Kaikoura. When we began this short hike, we hoped we would see a few fur seals from a distance. Instead, we witnessed the entire middle school enjoying a field day.


They are exceptionally curious little fellows. They are in the wild, with total freedom, but don’t seem to mind sharing their space with humans and cameras.

We’re on a quick weekend getaway to Kaikoura, which is about 2 hours north of Christchurch. In a single afternoon, we’ve taken enough photos for an entire album.

Stay tuned, we have more to see and do tomorrow.



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