Had a wonderful weekend with some friends, in one of my best friends' summer house. Took a walk at the beach and almost stumbled upon this little fellow - those black eyes are just sooo adorable. None
of us had ever seen a seal in the wild before, so it was quite a treat. I'm pretty sure it's a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina
) or "spættet sæl" (spotted seal) in danish. And no - we didn't touch it, and we kept several meters away. Comments from Yeimaya (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yeimaya/) indicate that this one may be in trouble, as it's much more skinny than it should be - I'm not a seal expert, so I wouldn't know. It didn't seem afraid of us, rather curious. When we walked by first time, it was between the stones, when we came back 10-15 minutes later, it had moved out a little. Later in the day, it was gone - don't know what happened to it.