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New born grey seal This new born grey seal was born on Chrismas night. This photo of "Christmas child" was taken on December 25. Hence the umbillical cord. 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 Promoted

New born grey seal

This new born grey seal was born on Chrismas night. This photo of "Christmas child" was taken on December 25. Hence the umbillical cord. 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.

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  1. Oh my, what an amazing experience to see this new born, did you witness the birth? Fabulous photo. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Thanks! I didn't see the actual birth, but I was able follow this group of seals for two weeks. "Christmas child" was a few hours old. Posted 4 years ago
  3. What a wonderful event to see and on such a day! 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 25, 2014 13:00 in Fortweg 10, 8899 CC Vlieland, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 1200D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/2656s
  • ISO400
  • 200mm