The world as I see it — by R C Norman

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Unlucky Fish

Unlucky Fish

I had ventured off the beaten path of the shoreline trail along Dublin Bay, to catch a closer look at a Grey Heron that was feeding in the shallows. I found a nice perch on a concrete jetty where I could sit and watch this graceful bird. As I was texting my girlfriend on my iPhone, I heard a loud splash in the water that nearly startled me. When I looked up, I saw a disturbance in the water about 30 meters from me and knew something large had surfaced and submerged before I could catch a glimpse. I immediately aimed my Nikon in that direction and waited. A moment later, I snapped this photo as a sea lion broke water again showing me his dinner. He surfaced several times, until alas he swallowed the fish whole and was gone. I waited for more activity, but the tide was receding and soon the inlet would be a mudflat. He and any others had moved out to deeper waters.

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11 responses

  1. Nice capture!

    July 21, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    • Thanks. I was lucky, but the fish wasn’t! 🙂

      July 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

  2. Thanks Rick.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm

  3. Thanks Rachael 🙂

    May 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  4. What a great shot, RC! Congrats.

    May 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

  5. Unlucky fish, lucky sea lion. An exciting captured moment. Beautiful!

    May 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

    • Thanks. I think I was the luckiest one for being there to see it and capture it.

      May 10, 2012 at 5:45 am

      • I think so too. More than a bit jealous! Great catch.

        May 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

  6. WOW! What an AWESOME Shot! 🙂

    May 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

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