14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Australian fur seals enjoying the sun
Australian fur seals are a rare example of a species pushed to the brink of extinction by human exploitation and bouncing back. Once hunted for their skins, these seals have made a remarkable recovery since being afforded government protection.
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