Seal Pup Steals The Internet's Heart With Fabulous Beach Photoshoot

Judging by the wide range of photos we can see from them, being a wildlife photographer seems like a job that can be about as frustrating as it is rewarding.

And the interesting thing is that both of these feelings often come from the same major factor: Animals can be pretty unpredictable.

You never know whether you'll be lucky enough for them to stay in the amazing position you found them in or whether they'll suddenly leave the area right as you're about to hear that shutter click.

But at the same time, that unpredictability can bring a photo that otherwise would have turned out simply nice to a whole new level of magical.

And that's how one photographer in the United Kingdom ended up with far cuter photos than he bargained for.

In November 2019, wildlife photographer Johan Siggeson took to England's famous Horsey Beach.

As he posted on Facebook, this beach is known to have one of the world's biggest grey seal colonies and they're especially present around that time of year.

However, it wasn't exactly smooth sailing for Siggeson when he first arrived there.

As he said, "We had some horrible weather the first days with rain, hail and wind."

But while different weather patterns are often welcomed by wildlife photographers due to the different types of pictures they can get, he wouldn't get his best photos from that trip until the weather became more "tolerable."

That's when he came across one of the friendliest little seals we've ever seen.

Unsurprisingly, he was particularly enamored with this shot that seemed to capture the critter waving.

In Siggeson's words, "I love the one where the seal is waving since it almost makes it look human."

But if that one was his favorite, it just barely beats out this similarly expressive shot of the seal adorably scratching its head.

If that last photo made it look human, this one looks like the kind of confused expression that one of us wears when we try to remember where we parked.

And Siggeson clearly enjoyed taking these photos as much we we like seeing them, saying, "It was an amazing experience to spend time with these seals."

h/t: The Mirror