Here’s my second Highly Commended image from the Audubon Society of Greater Denver’s Share The View competition! It’s on today’s competition front page. The first Highly Commended image was a red deer stag (see below).
This young grey seal was lying contentedly on Longstone Island at Northumberland’s Farne Islands in winter 2012. I’d taken quite a few shots of the full face and body, but it seemed to me that one of the most important and interesting parts of a seal’s head is its whiskers, which are used to enhance sensory perception of their prey. This image concentrates on those fishing bristles.
The image was also shortlisted in 2013’s BWPA awards.