As I mentioned in previous posts, I was privileged to be at Children’s Pool Beach in La Jolla Cove in Southern California on a day when the Harbor Seals were on the outside of the sea wall giving birth. There were at least 5 mother’s with newborns and a dozen mothers up on shelves in the sun just waiting. The interactions between mothers and newborns are always interesting and almost too cute. There is a lot of face time as they memorize each other’s unique breath signature, which is how they will identify each other for bonding and feeding over the coming weeks and months. Mother’s will not nurse any but their own pups, and will aggressively “drive off” any pups that approach without the right breath. Sony RX10iv at ~580mm. Program mode. 1/500th and 1/250th @ ISO 100 @ f4. Processed in Polarr and assembled in FrameMagic.