Ethiopia to Cape Town 2013

8 months - with Gitane - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Cape Cross Seal Reserve

March 13, 2014  —  Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Young one breastfeeding on its mother.

The Cape Cross Reserve shelters around 100,000 seals coming here to reproduce each year. This area is very rich in fishes due to the Benguela current.

It is also here that the Portuguese explorer Diego Cão planted a 2 metres high cross in 1485. He was the first European to set foot in Namibia.

Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
The young seals are really cute. The one on the left just came out of the water.
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
The number of seals is impressive.
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
They even took over the walkway.
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Ouch, it must hurt...
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
A young one breastfeeding...
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
With all those seals, there are sometime spats between neighbours.
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia
Cape Cross Seal Reserve -  - Namibia