Seal Rock is one of our favorite areas along the Oregon coast. We had some very overcast weather on this trip and I was making the best of it trying to make images with the pounding waves crashing against the rocks. Lori and Hachi were running along the surfs edge, trying to stay out of frame, and after a while they found a nice log from which to sit and watch the water and wildlife.

There were dozens of pelicans and the usual seagulls milling about but we couldn't spot any seals. After about an hour of walking up and down the beach I finally called it quits and we headed back to the car.

As Hachi investigated a particularly deep tide pool, I just happened to look out to my left and there they were, a small colony of seals lazing precariously on one of the smallest rocks which barely poked above the turbulent ocean. They were probably there the entire time we were exploring the beach but I expected them to be on the larger rocks so never thought to look for them on the smaller rocks.

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Camera: NIKON D800
Lens: 24-120 mm f/4
Focal Length: 120mm
Aperture: f16
Shutter Speed: 1/125s
ISO: 400
Date: 2014-10-30
Time: 10:04:07