Seal of approval! Adorable Seal pup waves at photographer!
This adorable seal cub was more than happy to pose for a picture, so much so he even ‘waved’ at the photographer.
With its fluffy white fur, big glassy eyes and friendly wave, this icy seal pup is cute enough to melt even the coldest of hearts.
Photographer Alexy Trofimov snapped the seal while on an expedition to Lake Baikal in Russia.
Alexy, 45, said: “The photos were taken from different distances, I managed to get fairly close to the pups. For the seals, I came on foot.
“Shooting seals was planned. It was particularly difficult to shoot Baikal seal pup on the ice. It took me three years to get my first picture.
“I was happy to be able to capture such a rare picture, seals are very cautious and easily frightened so it is difficult to photograph them.
“If a seal pup is not too scared, they will begin to become curious about you and this is what this seal was doing.
“It was a very rare and special moment.”