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Siberia in winter is a cold and lonely place, so finding any kind of life is cause for celebration
Alexy Trofimov, a wildlife photographer, did exactly this when he came across a sweet fluffy seal pup.
“It was particularly difficult to shoot a Baikal seal pup on the ice,” he told Caters News. “It took me three years to get my first picture.”
“Seals are very cautious and easily frightened, so it is difficult to photograph them. It was a very rare and special moment.”
The baby seal even lifted his flipper as if he was waving at Tromifov as well as letting him edge very close to him.
It took him three years to get his first shot of seals on the ice, and this pup gave him more than he could ever have imagined.
“I was happy to be able to capture such a rare picture; seals are very cautious and easily frightened, so it is difficult to photograph them, it was a very rare and special moment.”
The baby was with his family that Trofimov also met, they all seemed happy to meet him, which makes sense seeing as how lonely their surroundings were.
“If a seal pup is not too scared, they will begin to become curious about you and this is what this seal was doing.”