Canon EOS 350D, 195mm, 1/320 sec, F/7.1, ISO-400
Location: Aqua Zoo, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Europe
Date: August 20/2010

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The Common Seal (Phoca vitulina), also known as the Harbor (or Harbour) Seal, is a true seal found along temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern hemisphere. They are found in coastal waters of the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as well as those of the Baltic and North Seas, making them the most wide-ranging of the pinnipeds (walruses, eared seals, and true seals).

Their global population is 400,000 to 500,000, and subspecies in certain habitats are threatened. Seal hunting, once a common practice, is now mostly illegal.
Source: Wikipedia

Hey, my name is Jo and you are
Welcome at my Gallery
My Artist Name Jokus means, that my Art is signed with a Kiss (kus) from Me (Jo)
I live & work in The Netherlands and my passion is to go for long photo shoots in nature, the beauty on Mother Earth is so very wonderful and its a great pleasure to share it with you all.
Wish you a Happy Day and Take Care,
A Kiss from Jo (Jokus ;-)

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 4 years ago

    super close up, very cute

  • Thanks Luda for the kind comment, yeah so cute!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    Hoi vriendin
    Lekkere shot..
    Wat een koppie.. wel een iet of wat argwanend :-)
    Mooi Joke

  • Dankjewel Zjonneke voor je super leuke berichtje;) Ja het was nog best moeilijk om een goed shot te maken, maar toch eentje met een knipoogje, zo van nou vooruit dan maar;)))
    Doei, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelabout 4 years ago

    Wat een leuke foto Joke☼

  • Dankjewel Annie voor je leuke berichtje ☺
    Groetjes, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • hastypudding
    hastypuddingabout 4 years ago

    he/she has a look of aristocracy with that expression…lovely photo

  • Thanks Hasty for the kind comment, yeah like the expression too;)
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 4 years ago

    Wat een lieverd en mooi geschoten ook Jokuske :))

  • Dankjewel Yooltje voor je lieve berichtje, lief issie he;)))
    Groetjes, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraabout 4 years ago

    beautiful image with wonderful detail love the expression

  • Hello Alexa, Thank you so much for the beautiful comment and FAV .. so glad you enjoy my shot;)
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 4 years ago

    I see he is winking at you. A terrific capture!!!!, Bill

  • Thank you so much Bill for the kind comment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • foppe47
    foppe47about 4 years ago

    Heel mooie plaat Joke
    Zo te zien wordt er een oogje dicht geknepen voor je
    groetjes Foppe

  • Dankjewel Foppe voor je mooie berichtje, ja zo leuk dat knipoogje;)
    Groetjes, Jokus ;

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 4 years ago

    great capture, lovely shot

  • Thank you so much Antanas for the kind comment and for the Fav … so glad you enjoy my shot!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 4 years ago

    Excellent – great thirds

  • Thanks Byron and Julie for the great compliment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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