I know we've already had one “picture of the day,” but there are few who can blame me for wanting to share this image of a baby harp seal as well.
In all fairness, it is Monday and I can only assume that everybody needs such a display of cuteness to start the week with a smile. After all, Monday is by far everybody's most hated day.
Some say that this baby harp seal looks sad, yet, from where I stand, it is merely thoughtful and philosophical.
I cannot say for sure what it is thinking about, but it might have something to do with when its next meal is going to be served.
Judging by the pleading look in its eyes, it probably won't be long until its mom gives in and goes find it something to snack on.
Just for the record, harp seals live in the northern parts of the Atlantic Ocean, and some were even found in the Arctic area. For the time being, the species is not an endangered one.
Baby harp seals are white, but adults sport a silvery-gray coat. Wildlife researchers say it usually takes about a week and a half for a pup to start losing its white fur.
As adults, harp seals measure about 1.7 to 2 meters (5.6 to 6.5 feet) from head to tail, and tip the scale at about 140 to 190 kilograms (310 to 420 pounds).