15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
It's hard to explain what it does to you to have encounters like this, eye to eye, two souls, one heartbeat.
A harbour seal at the surface in the cold Arctic waters of Virgohamna, Northern Svalbard. These seals have a colony far away from the other colonies, all up North. When the sun is out, which does not happen often, they bask in the warmth or can be found more at the surface, before they hide again in the cold dark waters.
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