Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes wedelli) pup with motherBack to gallery Back to Weddell thumbnails Next Previous
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