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Young 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 Promoted

Young 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.

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  1. That's an amazing portrait, so clear and sharp....and cute. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Thanks! I could follow these beautiful animals for almost two weeks. After a few visits the seals were getting a bit used to my presence. This young female was curious what that human life form was doing lying in the sand near them ;-) Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
  3. Ilove looking at your cute seal images, they are so curious ,great images Engelbert. Posted 4 years ago
  4. How adorable! Posted 11 months 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 23, 2014 10:40 in Fortweg 10, 8899 CC Vlieland, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 1200D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO400
  • 200mm