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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Julia Oleynik
Julia Oleynik1 years ago

Very heartwarming friendliness:) Thanks for sharing

Paula Lopes
Paula Lopes3 years ago

Definitely cuddle :)

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad3 years ago

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

Emelie Hangsel
Past Member 3 years ago

Big smile! :-)

Kate S.
Kate S.3 years ago


Mary E.
Mary E.3 years ago

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!

Marcel Elschot
Marcel Elschot3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

.3 years ago

thank you for sharing

Ava K.
Ava Kies3 years ago

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 ; )