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Elephant Seals Cuddle With Photographer (video)

Charlie Bird, a nature photographer, traveled to Antarctica to take in the wonders of the cold continent. On his travels he met a pair of enormous baby elephant seals that wanted to cuddle. After watching this video, I am glad to see that the seals ultimately chose to roll off of him after they were done cuddling!

What do you think these seals are really trying to do?

1) Keep warm?

2) Show him love?

3) Get their picture taken?

4) Make the penguins jealous?

5) Suffocate him so that they could take his camera?

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1:38PM PST on Nov 7, 2014

Very heartwarming friendliness:) Thanks for sharing

4:03PM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

Definitely cuddle :)

12:46PM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

I saw this on a documentary and thought...I'm jealous, I want to do that!

3:32AM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

Big smile! :-)

5:17PM PDT on Apr 26, 2013


5:15AM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

Love they both kept scratching their heads as if trying to figure out what this strange blue thing laying on their beach was lol- must have been an incredible experience!

4:42AM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

Thanks for sharing

12:12PM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

3:08AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

thank you for sharing

11:45AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

How wonderfully joyous to see a love of a human connecting with the love and innocence of a pup seal. What a wonderful world IT CAN BE ( when we make the right choices) Thank you for sharing, this has given me such happiness to witness! I hope this experience can lead you in your photo/journalism career ; )

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