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Newborn Grey Seal Pup

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This pup can only have been a few days old at most. It still has it's umbilical cord attached if you look carefully. Taken at Donna Nook, UK.

Enjoy! :-)

Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus, meaning "hooked-nosed sea pig"

The bulls reach 2.5–3.3m long and weigh up to 300kg; the cows are much smaller, typically 1.6–2.0m long and 100–150kg in weight.
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The way he look so cute.

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:wave: Hi - I featured you here [link] :)
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Thank you very much for the feature!
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Aww I just saw such a little one in my zoo, I shot it when some kind of crow or other ugly bird peeked it. Luckily the big mummy came to the pup and save it. :)
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Wow, such big round eyes!
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I've never seen this species of Seal Before.
How adorable.
Great photo capture.
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Beautiful portrait! I like the detail and it´s eyes :clap:
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Beautiful shot! Love the softer lighting; it really complements the seal's coloring and recent arrival. :) The focus is great as well as always!
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:aww: so cute, wonderful capture
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Total sweetness and good photo!
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Seal pups have the most expressive, beautiful eyes :love:
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Baby seals have to be protected! I am against my Country's policy!
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I agree. Sadly, even in this country where they have some protection, some fishermen flout the law and will kill them.
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Yes, it is sad! And just think of the Japanese who still kill whales! Awful!
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They look so cute as pups, must get up there at some point.
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It's well worth a visit Cy. Bear in mind that the main beach where all the best action happens is closed on weekdays as it is MOD/RAF land, I've heard of some folk heading over there during the week only to be very dissapointed.
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Thanks for letting me know that Nick, I try to go to most places during the week as it is generally quieter.
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D: awww...
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Wonderful shot!! Melting cuteness there ;)
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