Photo by @FransLanting Eyes full of innocence characterize this elephant seal pup which is less than two months old. It’s already been weaned by its mother, who nourished it for a month with milk that is one of the highest in fat content of any animal on earth, and now it’s languishing on the shores of South Georgia before it takes a plunge into the deep waters of the Southern Ocean. Elephant seals dive deeper than almost any other marine mammal. Follow me @FransLanting to learn how far down they can go and to see more images of seals and penguins from this wildlife sanctuary in the Southern Ocean.

@thephotosociety @natgeotravel @natgeocreative #pup #naturelovers #picoftheday #cute #nature #wild

754,641