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Mom and baby! This mother Harbour Seal was away from her baby till we got closer with our boat. She then quickly made sure she was between us and her youngster. Very protective! Canada,Geotagged,Harbor (common) seal,Phoca vitulina,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Mom and baby!

This mother Harbour Seal was away from her baby till we got closer with our boat. She then quickly made sure she was between us and her youngster. Very protective!

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  1. Love this behavioral shot! Posted 4 days ago
    1. She was definitely showing us where we stand! Posted 4 days ago

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The harbor seal, also known as the common seal, is a true seal found along temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern Hemisphere. The most widely distributed species of pinniped, they are found in coastal waters of the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Baltic and North Seas.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Jul 21, 2021. Captured Jul 20, 2021 15:30 in Plunger Pass, Squirrel Cove, BC V0P 1T0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkIII
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO320
  • 150mm