There is nothing worse than someone putting their face up to yours and them having a severe case of halitosis. 😉
These two harbor seals were having a bit of a disagreement on the rocks of Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. This was a fun stop as we visited a haulout where there was a colony of about two dozen of these cool creatures.
I think the thing that struck me most about the visit was the noise. These guys are very, very vocal to each other – their non-stop cacophony of barking was quite striking.
Harbor seals are common along the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic coasts and their numbers across much of the range are stable. However, in Alaska, the population is much less than it was in the 70s and 80s and there is concern population may be declining.