I find seals (kekeno) difficult to photograph. In the water they're constantly moving and mostly obscured; hauled out, they spend much of their time like big blubbery sausages moulded to the rock on which they're sunbathing. At Turakirae Head, on the southern coast of the North Island last weekend, this was one of the few moderately cooperative seals that posed nicely for me. Harsh, contrasty, middle-of-the-day light didn't help, either. A lovely day for a walk, but a photographer's hell.