April 17, 2014

Ice Baby

Photograph by David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes, National Geographic

Born on the ice, a harp seal pup peers underwater near Quebec’s Madeleine Islands. The islands are among the hosts of wildlife—including fish, birds, and marine mammals—in and around the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

See more pictures from the May 2014 feature story “The Generous Gulf.”


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35 comments
Linda P.
Linda P.

Wow! Great photos and great story.

Priti Gala
Priti Gala

beautiful picture... mesmerizing eyes :)

Richard Weldon
Richard Weldon

EXCELLENT PHOTO THE EYES AND WHISKERS REALLY MAKE THE PICTURE

Janice H.
Janice H.

Dazzling!      " Cool, calm and collected".          The baby seal is posing for the picture it seems.      Still trying to figure the reflection part out.

Rj Nu
Rj Nu

Nice shot...


Conner Warden
Conner Warden

why is there a mirror effect on the picture?


Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Cute as they come,with those limped eyes. As I've said before, all baby things are worth photographing, 'cause they are more than cute. A good mirror image,taken well. j.e.s........ 

Arttu P.
Arttu P.

Cute one, haha :D but why is the download this picture link gone? Haven't been able to download pics for like few months or so, is that only me? I'd like that feature back 'cause I use these as wallpapers and last one is getting pretty boring. I've asked this few times without answer so i'd appreciate a one.

Mark R
Mark R

@Janice H. stick your finger into some water in a glass, look at it from below the water's surface.. you will see!

Todd Brown
Todd Brown

@Arttu P. Just right click on the picture and select Save Image As.  I have been saving every the picture of the day since 2006.

Arttu P.
Arttu P.

@Todd Brown @Arttu P. 

Yeah, thanks. But if I download picture by right click the picture size will be about 990x770. If I go to picture from 6 months ago and download it from the link then the size will be ~1600x1200 and that size covers all of my screen unlike ~990x770 that would only fit to ipads wallpaper.

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