Curious Baby Elephant Seal

A curious baby elephant seal in Petermann Island, Antarctica approached some visitors. There is no baiting, feeding, tracking or approaching the animals to facilitate interaction with tourists. All close interaction happens by chance and is initiated by the animal itself. Petermann Island is visited mainly for the scenery and large bird colonies (penguins, blue-eyed shags etc.). Not seals. Seals in large numbers are more easily observed on the beaches in the sub-Antarctic islands. That is why this is rare.

Video by fotomotofotograf