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It's cold out here !

By teocali
Full frame capture of the newly born Atlantic Grey Seal pup (Halichoerus grypus), just a few minutes old, staring in bewilderment at the strange, new, seemingly hostile world into which it has just been cast. The genus name Halichoerus grypus means 'hook-nosed sea-pig'.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on last night's upload - much appreciated Smile

Tags: Cold Baby Grey Atlantic Seal Donna nook Pup Mammal Atlantic grey seal Wildlife and nature Halichoerus grypus

Voters: ColleenA, Ade_Osman, andylea and 21 more

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ColleenA Plus
8 481 7 Australia
24 Nov 2013 11:12AM
Poor little thing...birth must be such a traumatic event.... A great capture
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
24 Nov 2013 11:26AM
I'd a feeling this might have been one of yours, don't know why that is Smile

Thanks for the comment on my Peregrine, only I've deleted it now as I prefered a similar shot, I'm fickle. Right I'm off to see what else you've been up to now as I've been so busy packing for a forthcoming house move I've no idea what folks have been doing of late, yep were moving and you'll be so jealous about where were going it will make wanna throw up GrinGrinGrinGrin

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
24 Nov 2013 11:50AM
Great shot Sylvia. Quite reminds of the visit we made a couple of winters past. A great place to visit.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 1:02PM
I want to go there sometime next year god willing, great pic
Greyheron 19 282 7 England
24 Nov 2013 1:10PM
Excellent shot of this little guy Sylvia - he didn't take long to find his flippers though did he… Grin

teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
24 Nov 2013 1:26PM

Quote:Excellent shot of this little guy Sylvia - he didn't take long to find his flippers though did he… Grin


I just couldn't believe how quickly he pulled himself together and latched onto a teat, Mike. These creatures only have 3 weeks to weaning and then the mother gets mated again and vanishes off to sea!! By the look of the plump weanlings that congregated near the fence of the viewing platform, that milk must be mighty rich!!!!!
Sylvia Smile
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
24 Nov 2013 3:58PM
A real winner Sylvia - look at those eyes !! - they do have an amazing life cycle.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
24 Nov 2013 5:51PM
An enchanting wildlife image Sylvia, what a privelege it must have been to witness the birth. Those big eyes are most appealing
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 6:41PM
This is a spectacular image Sylvia
Has it all
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 7:15PM
Wonderful Sylvia

Thought there might be a follow up to the birth imageSmile

24 Nov 2013 8:59PM
Amazing shot. Love those eyes. Cathy
24 Nov 2013 9:01PM
Another beauty Sylvia!Smile, the eye contact is priceless in this one, an adorable image!Smile

It's quite incredible that they can be born at this time of year!, I watched a plump pup asleep in a puddle on the Monday the morning he was in the same position, fast asleep with frost on the sand around him LOL, amazing creatures!!!Smile

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