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Harbor Seal Pup This Harbor Seal Pup was on the beach by itself. I spotted it and got very close when it began barking and trying to get closer to where I was standing. It gave me the impression that is was lost and wanted help (truly!). As I was taking pictures it literally got in my face and was softly barking as a plea for help. It finally scurries off back into the ocean and swam away. Great experience! Geotagged,Harbor (common) seal,Phoca vitulina,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Harbor Seal Pup

This Harbor Seal Pup was on the beach by itself. I spotted it and got very close when it began barking and trying to get closer to where I was standing. It gave me the impression that is was lost and wanted help (truly!). As I was taking pictures it literally got in my face and was softly barking as a plea for help. It finally scurries off back into the ocean and swam away. Great experience!

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  1. That must have been memorable, you can tell from the portrait it was an intimate moment. Posted 20 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.

Harbor seals are brown, tan, or gray, with distinctive V-shaped nostrils. An adult can attain a length of 1.85 meters and a mass of 132 kilograms . Blubber under the seal's skin helps to maintain.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
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Uploaded Sep 5, 2017. Captured Jun 27, 2017 11:39 in 9120 5th St, Bay City, OR 97107, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/14.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 114mm