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Baltic Grey Seal Pup

Halichoerus grypus balticus; Halichoerus grypus macrorhynchus


The pups are born in winter, with a dense, soft silky white fur; at first they are small and shrivelled-looking, but they rapidly fatten up to look like over-filled barrels, from the extremely fat-rich milk they receive from their mothers. Within a month or so, they shed the pup fur and grow the dense waterproof adult fur, and soon leave for the sea to learn to fish for themselves.

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wildsweld 8 years ago

Amazing captures! You are so lucky! So happy you shared these wonderful photos! They are lovely!

Louisa 10 years ago

Beautiful series! I love photo #3!

AlenaDrozdova 10 years ago

He is so adorable! Very good shoots! =)

ShannaB 10 years ago

Adorable! I love the laugh in pic 3 too. : )

VivBraznell 10 years ago

Beautiful set of photos. Thank you Vital : )

Jeannette 10 years ago

Wow, so cute ^^

Vital 10 years ago

Thank You, Ava and Karen!

KarenL 10 years ago

Gorgeous series Vital!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Wonderful series! I like the laugh in picture #3.

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Rīga, Vidzeme, Latvia

Spotted on Mar 15, 2012
Submitted on Mar 23, 2012

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