If you travel to Christchurch from Blenheim or Nelson on State Highway 1 and you love seals then you absolutely must stop at the Ohau Point Lookout to check out one of the most amazing seal colonies in New Zealand. Best of all, it’s completely free and just a couple of feet from the road!
We pulled over in the parking lot on the side of the road and readied our cameras to capture the seals on the beach and rocks below. We were amazed to see pups playing and jumping into a waterfall, males sizing each other up just 2 feet away from us and inquisitive females on rocks looking at us from close distance.
We were witnessing a natural history video happening in real life!
Lucian Nistor’s photos
Andrei Morar’s photos