Seal Colony at Cape Cross
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Panoramic photo by Martin Kneth EXPERT Taken 11:26, 21/03/2011 - Views loading...

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Seal Colony at Cape Cross

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This free-hand panorama was taken at Cape Cross. This is the place where the first europeans Diego Cão landed in Namibia. But it is much more famous for the seal colony with up to 100.000 seals. When you arrive there, the first thing you recognise is the smell. It was so strong that we decided to stay there for just a very short time.

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