A big cigar with a small head: the description we often use when we explain what to look for in a Bearded Seal. When you come closer, the extensive beard, or actually moustache, shows. They are often very little shy for zodiacs or ships and often we can approach to a close distance. 20190619_Arjen_Drost_0142This seal was really relaxed and barely looked at us. At one moment, he started scratching its head with its flipper, giving me the opportunity to take a few nice pictures.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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