I must have taken (easily) 200 photos of this adorable Harp Seal on my recent trip to PTown, long before I’d even photographed a single BIRD!
He looked so incredibly relaxed and happy, lying there on the sand.
I found him so utterly captivating, those flippers were outa’ this world!
But don’t take my word for it…
Just take a look at this slideshow, and tell me if this little guy isn’t THE CUTEST!
SO excited to share a “new life mammal” I met the other day in PTown — a juvenile harp seal!
After sharing my photos with them, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) told me that it looks to be an individual that’s been weaned from its mom for at least a year.
Also known as “Saddleback Seals” because of the saddle shaped markings on the backs of the adults…
Some of these seals come down from the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans during the winter months to visit us here on the Cape.
And aren’t WE, the “lucky ones”?
Just LOOK at these gorgeous flippers! 😉
Their Latin name, Pagophilus groenlandicu…
Literally means, “ice-loving seal of Greenland.”
This one, captured my heart, as you will see by the images.
And there are more images to come…
SO many more, lol! ❤ ❤ ❤