Saturday, January 18, 2014

Well isn't that adorable

Being in the thick of the summer season means two things at Palmer.  The first is cruise ship visits, and the second is the local megafauna hauling themselves up onto our station's equipment and going to sleep wherever they feel like.

This female elephant seal lounged around on the station's grounds for almost the entire day.  Occasionally she'd stick her head up and glance over if someone was making a particularly loud noise working on something, but for the most part she was perfectly content to snooze.

She drew a bit of a crowd at first, before we all got bored of watching a big blob of fat with a face at one end nap.

They almost look like they've melted a bit

The whole world is comfortable when you are your own cushion.