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Grey seal Around December on one of the beaches of Vlieland (an island at the north of The Netherlands) seals bring up their offspring. The newborn pups are white. After about five weeks they start to get their adult colours and from that moment on, they are able to swim. Geotagged,Grey seal,Halichoerus grypus,Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Grey seal

Around December on one of the beaches of Vlieland (an island at the north of The Netherlands) seals bring up their offspring. The newborn pups are white. After about five weeks they start to get their adult colours and from that moment on, they are able to swim.

    comments (6)

  1. hi Engelbert, welcome to JungleDragon! Great capture in my home country :) Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! (or should I say bedankt!) Posted 4 years ago
      1. On this site, preferably "thanks" :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. And thanks Englebert for such a lovely photo, adorable! Posted 4 years ago
  3. He is so cute!! I can't stop watching this photo :) Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 4 years ago

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The grey seal is found on both shores of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is a large seal of the family Phocidae or "true seals". It is the only species classified in the genus ''Halichoerus''. Its name is spelled gray seal in the US; it is also known as Atlantic grey seal and the horsehead seal.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Engelbert
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By Engelbert

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Uploaded Jan 9, 2015. Captured Dec 28, 2014 13:02 in Fortweg, 8899 Vlieland, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 1200D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/2048s
  • ISO400
  • 180mm