February 8, 2012
Crabeater Seal, Antarctica
Photograph by Mary Beth Young, Your Shot
This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures
A cute crabeater seal peeked out at us from behind a piece of snow but wasn't bothered by our presence. I think he was just as curious as we were. He didn't move except to look at us and stretch. Sun was shimmering on his fur and the ice and snow he was laying on. It was the trip of a lifetime with the family, December 2011. Took this while Zodiac cruising in Cierva Cove, Antarctica, with Lindblad Expeditions on the National Geographic Explorer.
(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)
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