12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Young Elephant seal in South Georgia
This young elephant seal became curious at the sound of my camera shutter and shuffled his way over to me as I lay belly-down on the jetty in front of the old whaling station of Grytviken. Soon his nose was just a few inches in front of my lens and it was at that point that he extended his whiskers, transforming the appearance of his face quite dramatically.
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||Nov. 23, 2014, 7:38 a.m.