Visiting the Harp Seal Pups
Harp Seal PupsWhen I arrived on the ice, after a helicopter trip of nearly an hour, it’s amazing to observe the group of harp seals on the floe where we landed. When I arrived for my first visit, the pups were 10 days old.
The mothers are vigilant, and will very often come have a look trough one of the holes in the ice to see that the pups are OK. Some of them show very protective behavior when approaching them. But with some common sense, one eye on the pup, one eye on the mom and another eye on the holes and cracks in the ice, it’s a relative safe environment.
Great experience for me, I must say. I will write some articles in the next days about the trip, and the experiences, but have shared a first set of images (unedited batch, more and better to follow): A first set of images can be found in my portfolio.
A first set of images can be found in my portfolio.