Affectionate Baby Seals Cuddle Up to Photojournalist During Antarctic Expedition [VIDEO]
In 2011, photojournalist Charlie Bird made unlikely friends with a pair of overly affectionate elephant seals in Antarctica. Bird was taking photographs on an expedition following the route explorer Tom Crean took in 1914 and 1915. Curious about his camera, the first seal scoots over to Bird and settles in. Soon after, a second seal pup clambers up and cuddles with the two of them. It’s a show of warmth in a very cold land.