This Baby Seal Didn’t Know His Strength
During a recent shoot in Antarctica, photographer Chris and his wife Jess Bray found themselves in a dire situation with a baby seal. Even though it doesn’t sound terrifying, we must remember that baby seals don’t understand their strength. Chris Bray said, “it was while we were ashore in South Georgia on this huge gravel beach filled with King Penguins and elephant seals that Jess laid down on the ground to get some cool low-angle shots of some passing King Penguins…Suddenly one of these huge baby elephant seals flopped over to investigate Jess, and was soon joined by another.” Instead of simply investigating, they squished Jess with their 220+ pound (100kg) bodies. They weren’t the least bit aggressive and were burping, sniffing, and snuffling her, though what they didn’t realize was that they were crushing her. She managed to escape suffering any serious damage. And luckily it wasn’t an adult seal, which can weigh up to 4,000kg (Lightstalking).