Swedish photographer captured the ‘perfect’ shot of a baby seal on the beach in the UK. The picture shows the baby seal making a move that seems like it is waving back at the camera.
The wildlife photographer, John Siggesson took a number of photographs of a seal pup as it relaxed at the Horsey Beach in Norfolk.
Talking about his experience, he said, “It was an amazing experience to spend time with these seals. We had some horrible weather the first days with rain, hail and wind. But sticking around and putting up with the rubbish British weather definitely paid off, if these photos are anything to go by.”
The award-winning photographer visited the beach to do a bit of seal spotting. He captured a multitude of pictures, in one of them a seal can be seen lifting its flipper as though it’s waving, while in another it has its flipper to its head as though it’s trying to remember something.
Sharing his pictures on Facebook, Siggesson wrote “Back to the babies again then. It’s easy to be drawn to these cuties when working on the beach here in the UK. If you lack a bit of inspiration there’s always a cute pup around.”
He also went on to say that, while he stood around 10 metres away, the seal looked to be in complete bliss.
In a similar incident, Yongqing Bao caught a Tibetan fox and a Himalayan marmot locked in a bit of a stand-off which also won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. The photo captured the exact moment as the female fox was poised to launch at the marmot, with the poor rodent’s mouth open in shock.
Judge Roz Kidman Cox said: “Photographically, it is quite simply the perfect moment. The expressive intensity of the postures holds you transfixed, and the thread of energy between the raised paws seems to hold the protagonists in perfect balance.
Images from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau are rare enough, but to have captured such a powerful interaction between a Tibetan fox and a marmot – two species key to the ecology of this high-grassland region – is extraordinary.”
But we must say the little waving seal is more adorable.