Weddell seals are animals of
the ice. They live further south than any other mammal. Between
the end of August and early November in the southern hemisphere
spring, the females haul themselves out of holes in the ice and
give birth to their pups.
When born, Weddell seal pups look
like unstuffed pyjama cases, all skin and flippers and not much
content. Over the next few weeks the change in mother and pup is
like one balloon deflating and filling up another.
Photo; © Paul Ward - Pentax equipment,
100mm lens, 35mm film, K64.
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