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Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes wedelli) pup with mother

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Weddell seals live on the edge of the ice all year round and dive down beneath it to feed. When underwater there is frequently little light, particularly if there is a layer of snow over the ice which can make it very dark indeed. The seals therefore need big eyes and good vision to catch their food.
 

Photo; © Paul Ward - Pentax equipment, 100mm lens, 35mm film, K64.
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