Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #34: Close-Up

My cameras and phones have never been really good enough to get good macro shots, so here are some close-ups of architecture: Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, Spain; the capital of a Corinthian-style column in Venice; a bench wall by the sea in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

And just for fun, I was playing with my phone today, so here is a close-up of my cat Juhani.

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You can find more close ups at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

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From Santiago.

The Galápagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) is one of two pinniped species native to the islands.  But unlike the Galápagos sea lion, which is plentiful on the islands today, the fur seal was hunted extensively by the sailors that came to the islands and are still a rare sight today.  They are currently listed as Endangered.

Fur seals are not true seals, but are instead placed in the family Otariidae (eared seals) with sea lions and walruses.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up