Seal of disapproval – Furious seal beaten to treats on a boat
This is a seal of disapproval.
The animal leapt up onto a tourist’s boat expecting to find fish – only to discover he had been beaten to it by a competitor and there was no more food.
The furious seal shot the camera an angry look before sparking a fight with another seal.
The pictures were taken by Russian photographer Julia Sundukova from Moscow off the Namibian coast.
Julia said: “Namibia is one of the few places you can enjoy seals’ company up close.
“I took a boat trip where some of them had learned to jump up onto the boats. They are funny animals but strong and selfish, and they do it to be the first to get to the fish.
“On this occasion when they saw our boat they looked very happy and started following us, clearly expecting some food.
“The seal who reached the boat second was clearly angry and disappointed when he realised he was not first to the boat.
“He caused a little fight and seemed very offended. He probably thought he was missing out on a great treat.”