Arctocephalus gazella

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Photograph by Marilyn Miller.

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Arctocephalus gazella – antarctic fur seal, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island, Falkland Islands. In the background: Aptenodytes patagonicus – king penguin. Ms. Miller tells us that the white seal is rare, about 1 in 1000 births.

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Makes me think of Rudyard Kipling’s The White Seal.

Also, why do they call it “gazelle”?

As the picture loaded, I first saw the penguins and thought “Huh? Bear-head penguins?”

Nice pic!

The penguins got my attention first, too. :)

Oooooohhhhh they’re so cute!

Let’s all club together and get one!

Amadan said:

Oooooohhhhh they’re so cute!

Let’s all club together and get one!

NOT.…..FUNNY.…..AT.….ALL!

http://www.harpseals.org/about_the_hunt/index.php

A very good example of showing the seals stood on all fours.

Marilyn said:

A very good example of showing the seals stood on all fours.

Except for the fact that those are SEA LIONs on all fours, not seals.

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