Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

One of my last trips during my stay in South Australia was a day trip to Kangaroo Island.  It was a very long day starting out at 6:30am to catch a bus down to Cape Jervis to catch the Ferry over to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.

It was a beautiful sunny day, the ferry was full and about half way through I noticed a few people looking down at the bow of the boat with camera’s in hand.  I went over to find two dolphins playing in the Jetstream of the water.  I quickly took out my camera and crossed my fingers that I could work the movie feature and starting filming the dolphins.  If this was the only thing that happened all day then it was a great day!

Dolphins at play – Kangaroo Island Ferry

Our first stop was Seal Bay and we were not disappointed, it was loaded with seals.  A ranger had to escort us down to the beach.

We were warned not to Seal Bay KI 2get between a seal and the water at which time they might attack, otherwise were completely harmless to us!  We kept an eye on the grass hills just in case..

We were met by quite a lot of lazy seals lying in the sun resting orSeal Bay KI 3 feeding their young.  We all thought what a lazy animal but were then told that they spend days at sea finding food and come back exhausted for a day feeding their young and then went back out again.  Not the life I would choose.

Seal Bay is on a wild and woolly looking coastline with strong winds carving out the rocks.  Nature at its best.

Next up Remarkable Rock and Admirals Arch.

For my previous posts on South Australia, if you are interested please go to the links – Port Elliott to Barossa Valley, Victor Harbour, Fleurieu Peninsula, McLaren Vale and Glenelg.


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  1. Oh wow, what an amazing day, I love the seals, what lens did you use Kaz. The dolphins were brilliant too, I’ve never seen dolphins in the wild either, perhaps because I don’t go on boats much.

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  2. wow – amazing – I am looking for another phrase to compliment you – this is like watching National Geographic!


  3. Wow Kaz, great photos as usual. I was just uploading some photos for my Aussie Day post and have included one from Seal Bay. It is a pretty poor photo compared with yours, but I took it more than 10 years ago now (wow time flies) 🙂
    Would love to go back now that I mostly know what I’m doing.
    I am loving your photographic journey through our country 🙂

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  4. Oh Kaz, that’s amazing! It’s definately on my bucket list as we go round OZ. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂


    • Your welcome. I do hope you get to go there. I would love to go back and spend more time. I didn’t realise how big the island was but its at least 100km long and on a bus it took a while to get around to each place but time well spent 🙂


  5. Wonderful! How lucky to be able to experience all that on one day. Awesome photos too to have as memories.
    Alison x


  6. What a magical day and stunning photos. Glad I found your blog.


  7. Fantastic photos, great post! I love Kangaroo Island–mellow and so picturesque. 🙂

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  8. Looks like someone had a great trip 😎


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