Fur seal pups are among the most beautiful animals on the planet. They have big black eyes, a wavy mustache, and a luxuriant coat of fur. However, these creatures are really shy, cautious, and difficult to catch on camera. Many professional nature photographers have spent months or years approaching and photographing these babies. Success never comes easy, it comes with efforts and persistence.
This is the case of Alexey Trofimov, a photographer from Russia. He finally snapped an adorable baby fur seal on his lens after 3 years of trying to get closer to this species.
His subject, a cute seal pup was crawling on the ice near Lake Baikal in Russia. The fragile creature seemed to be curious about the surrounding. Its eyes kept wide opening when it moved around.
Alexey’s dream came true. He ran an awesome shoot of the baby seal. “It was a very rare and special moment,” the photographer shared.
Do you know that these animals were once on the brink of extinction in the 19th century? Their fur was so appealing for hunters. Nowadays, there are still hundreds of thousands of baby seals to be shot or brutally beaten by bludgeon each year.
Furry baby seals are the definition of cute. They need to be protected and offered a normal life. If you love these creatures, just share the article with your family and friends.