What a treat to see a very large what I believe to be a female Gray Seal who popped up her head as she was foraging for food. What a beauty! This gorgeous creature was marked light with dark, irregular blotches… @ first I thought she was a bouy bobbing up and down… looked through my lens – it was a SEAL HEAD!!! If you look really closely at the first photo you will see a lighthouse reflection in this Gray Seal’s eye!
Gray Seals have distinctive nose and head shapes… kinda look like a horse’s snout… with elongated nostrils that do not meet… conversely, harbor seals have a slightly upturned nose and nostrils that form a “V” shaped heart. We have seen many boating.
Nikon, 1120mm, Ethical Vantage, MA Location
Photos Courtesy of CarinMacnamara/AdvancedImaging ©2022