Autumn in the colony is a time of play for most of the younger seals, with new pups in the water. Breaching usually happens when seals chase each other like crazy dog pups in a backyard. A breach also results from the speed generated from surfing a wave and launching, as in this photo.
Cape Bridgewater, Victoria
Sony Alfa 700, 80–200mm f/1.4G lens, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 200; handheld in the boat