There are photographers around for taking photographs from the private lives of famous people (i.e. politicians, music or film stars and other celebrities) with-out their permission (often out of hides) for selling them to magazine publishing houses called yellow press. Here this kind of photographers is called paparazzi (plural).
When I was on Helgoland recently with my friends, we were kind of paparazzi, too 🙂 Our celebes were the wild living animals: seals and sea-birds.
The seal in the above image isn’t in danger. The line in front of the seal marks the edge of a small air-field and helps, to keep people out of the danger zone. Because seals can’t read, the two runways have to be checked before every use of the runway. We also kept a distance of at least 30 m from them. Because of the chosen perspective and lens, it looks much shorter.