“One, two, three, smile!” Though this phrase often works on your family and friends, rarely does it produce any results with wildlife. In this occasion however, photographer Justin Hofman was able to capture a photo of a seemingly jolly southern elephant seal. This image was captured off the coast of Gold Harbor in South Georgia with a Nikon D7000 and 14-24mm lens:
Despite appearing good-natured, elephant seals, just like many other large animals, can be dangerous. Some creatures will only attack if provoked, others will charge if you come near their territory. Always know the habits of the animals you plan on photographing, and be cautious.
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