ZOOM Gelsenkirchen in December 2019: Underwater Stars

Mar 6th, 2020 | By | Category: Ralph's reports

6.2.2020 by Ralph Morton

The improvements made in phone cameras have allowed me to be more adventurous in my choice of photos.

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Sharing Alaska with the Polar Bears are a family of very active Sealions.

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Connecting their enclosure with those of the Polar Bears is a glass covered walkway.

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The Sealions enjoy “flying” over visitors in the clear water.

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They move very fast, but sometimes they will hover long enough to capture some images.

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Unless you are Ludmila and Uwe this is the best way to see Sealions underwater!

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Sealions are highly intelligent and curious so the tunnel helps make their lives more interesting too.

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The magic of being able to “capture” shots from the video on my phone makes some fun shots possible.

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It really is fun to be able to shelter in the tunnel on a rainy day and make some new friends.

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Further along are glass panels in the wall where you can also meet the Sealions.

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They are very elegant and at home in the water.

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This pair came back again and again, which made up for my slow camera hand!

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  1. Die Seelöwen sind sehr neugierig.
    Der Tunnel ist eine gute Sache
    für die Besucher und die Tiere.

  2. Dear Ralph,
    you took very good pictures. The sealions under water are wonderful.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  3. Dear Ralph!
    The photographs you took with your cellphone are simply stunning! I´m really impressed.
    See lions belong to my favourites. It is always fun to watch them play.
    Thank you for sharing!

    Hugs
    Anke

  4. Lieber Ralph,

    die Seelöwen sind sehr elegante Schwimmer und sie von diesem Unterwassertunnel aus beobachten zu können,
    ist ganz großartig für Besucher und Akteure gleichermaßen!

    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße
    Britta-Gudrun

  5. Dear Ralph,

    What a great experience to see the sea lions so active! These animals are such playful rascals – always wonderful to see.

    You’ve taken great photos of them! I especially like the close-ups.

    Thank you for a charming article!

    Hugs from Mervi

  6. Lieber Ralph,

    das hat bestimmt Spaß, die Seelöwen im Unterwassertunnel zu beobachten. Und für die Seelöwen ist es bestimmt auch ein schöne Beschäftigung die Menschen zu beobachten.

    In Wuppertal gibt es auch solch einen Tunnel, aber mit Pinguinen. Die Pinguine hatten auch Spaß mit den Besuchern.

    Liebe Grüße
    Monika