Kaikoura fur seal pups
A highlight of our trip to Kaikoura last weekend was the fur seals. There are hundreds of them, all down the Kaikoura Coast, but one spot in particular had hit the news the week before. A small stream at Ohau Point has provided a safe refuge and playground for the last five or six years for groups of fur seal pups. The 10 minute walk up the gully takes you to a small waterfall cascading into a pond. The pond contained more than 30 baby fur seals, looking very cute and having a great time.
New Zealand fur seals
Fur seals can be found all around the New Zealand coast. These shots are from the Otago Peninsula, taken rather late in the evening.