A journalist sits down to take pictures of baby elephant seals. The seals lie down on top of him. You will laugh along with him at the experience.
This YouTube clip of Irish journalist Charlie Bird‘s moments with baby elephant seals in Antarctica has got over 2 million hits. The video clip is from the RTE documentary “Tracing the journey of the famous Irish Antarctic explorer Tom Crean”.
Antarctic seals are generally completely unafraid of man despite the inglorious days of sealing when hundreds of thousands of them were killed for their fur and/or blubber. These days the recommendation is to stay considerably further away […] The only time these seals get very upset is if you approach them walking upright […] If you get down low as this guy has done, they are pretty much unfrazzled
Posted on Charlie Bird website.