UPY  Behaviour - Highly Commended

Andy Murch

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UPY  Behaviour - Highly Commended
'Fur Seals Revenge' - Andy Murch

Halfway through a dive with playful pinnipeds, a fur seal showed up with the carcass of a dark shyshark that it had probably just killed. The rest of the seals spent the next 20 minutes playing catch or tug of war with the dead shark while I followed them around with my camera. Now and then they would let go of the shark and allow me to catch it. I would swim a few yards and then let it go at which point another seal would dash in to grab it back. The connection that I felt to the seals that day is something I will never forget.

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