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Seal Another photo because she absolutely made my day, week, month! Geotagged,Harbor (common) seal,Phoca vitulina,Summer,United Kingdom,isle of wight,seal Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Fantastic!! Posted one year ago
  2. Such beautiful creatures. A lovely sighting for you Claire and cracking shots. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ruth and yes,it was pretty special! Posted one year 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
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Aug 28, 2018. Captured Aug 28, 2018 03:24 in 2 Coastguard Cottages, Newtown, Newport PO30 4PA, UK.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/640s
  • ISO200
  • 400mm