Wildlife Photographer Rescues Ginger Seal Pup [PICS]
This one is an Internet Classic from a few years ago.
Meet Nafanya, an albino seal pup born with a unique, brownish-red coat, piercing blue eyes, and pink fins. Rejected by both her mother and colony (likely as a result of her condition), she was discovered by a wildlife photographer, Anatoly Strakhov, huddled under a pile of drift logs on a beach on the Russian island of Tyuleniy.
“She was not playing with other baby seals, she just was hiding and waiting for her mother to come and feed her. As soon as I saw her, I knew she was different, she had a very strange color fur and looked different from her two black brothers. When the seal saw me, she turned her head to me as I took her picture. I spent around half an hour photographing her, I was pleased to be able to capture such an unusual animal.”
“She has a good appetite, and always seems in a happy mood. She is such an unusual seal with very beautiful bright blue eyes. When she arrived, she was tired after the long flight, but soon picked up her appetite. She has a playful nature. She loves to play with her toy – a small blue ball. But what she likes the most its to play with a fish at feeding time. She will follow it, catch it, put it in her mouth, release it and finally eat it. Nafanya is such a lovely animal and is certainly not afraid of people.”