Repost from @natgeo - Photo by @BrianSkerry. A harp seal pup - about 2 weeks old - makes its first swim beneath the ice shelf in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. Harp seal pups need stable pack ice from which to nurse from their mothers. Thinning ice due to climate change over the last decade has caused problems for this species, with pup mortality rates increasing during years with little ice. Survival long term will require adapting to the loss of sea ice if these trends continue. To see more ocean wildlife, and to learn more about my experiences photographing for National Geographic, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo. #harp #seal #pup #nature #nat #geo #onassignment #photography #underwater #national #geographic #photooftheday #followme #follow #natgeo #wonderlust - Years Of Living Dangerously

Repost from @natgeo – Photo by @BrianSkerry. A harp seal pup – about 2 weeks old – makes its first swim beneath the ice shelf in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. Harp seal pups need stable pack ice from which to nurse from their mothers. Thinning ice due to climate change over the last decade has caused problems for this species, with pup mortality rates increasing during years with little ice. Survival long term will require adapting to the loss of sea ice if these trends continue. To see more ocean wildlife, and to learn more about my experiences photographing for National Geographic, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo. #harp #seal #pup #nature #nat #geo #onassignment #photography #underwater #national #geographic #photooftheday #followme #follow #natgeo #wonderlust

Repost from @natgeo – Photo by @BrianSkerry.
A harp seal pup – about 2 weeks old – makes its first swim beneath the ice shelf in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. Harp seal pups need stable pack ice from which to nurse from their mothers. Thinning ice due to climate change over the last decade has caused problems for this species, with pup mortality rates increasing during years with little ice. Survival long term will require adapting to the loss of sea ice if these trends continue.
To see more ocean wildlife, and to learn more about my experiences photographing for National Geographic, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative

Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo.
#harp #seal #pup #nature #nat #geo #onassignment #photography #underwater #national #geographic #photooftheday #followme #follow #natgeo #wonderlust

Repost from @natgeo – Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
A harp seal pup – about 2 weeks old – makes its first swim beneath the ice shelf in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. Harp seal pups need stable pack ice from which to nurse from their mothers. Thinning ice due to climate change over the last decade has caused problems for this species, with pup mortality rates increasing during years with little ice. Survival long term will require adapting to the loss of sea ice if these trends continue. 
To see more ocean wildlife, and to learn more about my experiences photographing for National Geographic, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative

Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo. 
#harp #seal #pup #nature #nat #geo #onassignment #photography #underwater #national #geographic #photooftheday #followme #follow #natgeo #wonderlust

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