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"A Cape fur seal framed by sardines (Sardinops ocellatus). An animal not normally associated with the warm waters of KwaZulu-Natal, seals, like many other creatures, make the annual pilgrimage north to feast on sardines. I love working with seals. I call them "the clowns of the sea". While skittish on land, they will entertain me for hours underwater. There is a seal colony near my home in Cape Town, and I sometimes spend an hour or so by myself in shallow water watching seals interacting amongst themselves and with me."
Charles Maxwell

Charles Maxwell is an underwater cinematographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. A keen diver and lover of the marine environment for 35 years, Maxwell has made documentaries for the National Geographic Society and the BBC. He runs his own business, Underwater Video Services.

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