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Tamina, female harbor / common seal (Phoca vitulina, tulen obecny) from ZOO Jihlava, Czech republic :D


Story of the title: Life is sometime quite funny :D thanks to dA, I met *Lunchi, who is deeply intertested in sea mammals, especially dolphins. She visits those amazing animals in German ZOO Duisburg. Lunchi also invited me to stay in her room, so I travelled some 950 kilometres to meet her and to visit dolphins with her :aww: *Lunchi loves seal from ZOO Duisburg and she was sad when she got a message, that female Tamina was about to leave the ZOO. But then she learned amazing fact - Tamina was supposed to travel to ZOO Jihlava, which is located very close to my city and I visit it quite often! It pleased both of us - *Lunchi and me :D now I can show my photos of Tamina to my German friend so she can see that her favourite seal is happy and doing well! :la: is not it just great? :D

For *Lunchi, of course :D


P.S.: the one who gets the idea behind the title, will get a cookie :giggle:


Thank you for your comments and faves :hug:
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:camera: Canon 500D + Kit lens 55-250 IS
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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)
Location:temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern hemisphere
Size: 1,8 m long body weight: 130 kg
Diet: fish, shrimp, mollusks, squids, birds
Conservation status: Least Concern
Interesting facts: Harbor seal is the most common species of pinnipeds | females live longer than males (35 vs 25 years) | seals sleep in the water, breathing every few minutes | baby of the seal is called the pup | mother milk of the seals is extremelly fatty | they can spend 10 minutes underwater and when diving, they can reach the depth of 450 metres | in ZOOs, seals sometime die due eating coins and other things, which were thrown to their pool by stupid visitors

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:iconlordtrushbonglordton:
LordTrushbonglordton Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
I guess you SEALed the deal with this picture. Bravo! Very cute indeed
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:iconspottedleaflover1000:
Spottedleaflover1000 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
"Mommy, i wove you."
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:icongaroslaw:
Garoslaw Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
N'aww...
I remember that when my dog hides her ears, she looks like a seal.
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:iconredaxelnax:
Redaxelnax Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Adorable ^^
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:icongeker:
Geker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
hey, I´m from Havl. Brod Zoo Jihlava that´s my childhood :D
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
no super, však je to pěkná ZOO ;D
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:icongeker:
Geker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
jo, jenom to parkoviště je na hovno, naštěstí vedle v CT Parku se neplatí... :D
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:iconcrazyhedgy:
Crazyhedgy Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
I love harbor seals! They are so adorable!
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:iconfrogynka98:
Frogynka98 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Aww! I'm from Jihlava! :) I like this photo ;)
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
super a díky :D
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:iconginaphotos:
ginaphotos Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey eyes and nose are adorable! Nothing cuter than a seal! Good capture.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
OKOMENTOVÁNO!
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:icondraconicat:
Draconicat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Nice shot -- she has such a sweet face! And it's great that you can let your friend know how her seal is doing!
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:iconneinir:
Neinir Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Its fantastic !
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:iconbthomphotography:
BTHOMPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student Photographer
OMG DAAWWWWW!
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:iconwraxaon:
WraxAon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Such large eyes
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:iconchambersweetie54:
chambersweetie54 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Awww this is just too adorable. i love how big the shot was :D amazing.
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:iconweisbrod:
weisbrod Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What a terrific shot. I may be anthropomorphizing but it has eyes with personality!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
thank you :aww:
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:iconsaxybrown:
SaxyBrown Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
So Cute! Awesome shot!
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:iconthegreymoon:
thegreymoon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Aww... that's just too adorable!
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:icone-flowellobo:
E-FlowElLobo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
From russia with love?

Nice picture
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
very well, have a cookie :D
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:icone-flowellobo:
E-FlowElLobo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Spank you very much =p
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:iconteuss:
teuss Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely creature
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:iconbluetaipan:
bluetaipan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
is there anything you take that isnt good? lol :giggle:
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
but as I usually take some 18000 photos EVERYTIME I visit ZOO, there are always some 150 of them, which are acceptable :D
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:iconbluetaipan:
bluetaipan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well everything i have seen is awesome so there :P
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
believe me, 90% of my photos are bad :rofl:
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:iconbluetaipan:
bluetaipan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oh i disagree!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
you are nice :aww:
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:iconbluetaipan:
bluetaipan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
why? just being honest!
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:iconrandom-nessie:
Random-Nessie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
James Bond movie reference! :D
SHE IS SO CUTE BAWWWWW
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
you have a cookie! :dummy:
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:iconvitezaucide:
vitezaucide Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
The name caught my attention because Jilava is a prison in Romania :lol:
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
o joj :rofl:
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:iconmahrama:
Mahrama Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
awww so beautiful. i just love their big eyes
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:iconinupaw:
Inupaw Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Awwwww....
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:iconvespa-woman:
vespa-woman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWW! wook at that widdle face!!

that is what i said when i saw this picture....cause she is so cute!!
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:iconarcangel16:
arcangel16 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa! WHOA!!! That is too cool
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:icondragonsrage24:
DragonsRage24 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Love this seal <3
Taken from teh James Bond movie from Russia with Love I am assuming :) great photograph as always!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
you have a cookie :D
thank you :aww:
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:icondragonsrage24:
DragonsRage24 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
woo cookie :) I'm hopefully going to get up some wolf images soon
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:iconlunarberry:
LunarBerry Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Seals ten to remind me of my two current dogs, because they both have smooth fur, whiskers and big eyes
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:iconlunarberry:
LunarBerry Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
erh *tend
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:iconsavethehobos:
SaveTheHobos Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wtf its so cuteee c: :iconsealglompplz:
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:iconstarista:
Starista Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Artist
love the colors!! great photo :)
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:iconblueknightmar:
BlueKnightMar Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
awwwwwww what a cute story :-)
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:iconchalax91:
Chalax91 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist
This is so cute, I love it! Great picture! :D
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:iconnullmanic:
nullmanic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is so baked
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