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What Ranks? Photograph by George Steinmetz
Cape fur seals sun themselves in Namibia's Skeleton Coast Park, where in many areas tourism takes a backseat to nature's needs. To prevent the Cape fur seals from feeling threatened, visitors can view them for no more than an hour at a time a few days a week—if they have strong stomachs, says Chris Leibenberg, a guide with Wilderness Safaris. "You have not experienced true stench in your life until you have stood downwind of 30,000 Cape fur seals on a hot day."
Camera: Nikon 8008 Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia Lens: 17-35 zoom at 20mm Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Unrecorded Time of Day: Forty minutes before sunset Lighting Techniques: Natural light Special Equipment: Motorized paraglider