Mottled grey appearance with almost otter like face shape. very inquisitive, and quite cute.
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Certainly a seal, but I would not like to plump for a species from this picture - it is a bit distant. It is wrong to exclude Common on habitat - they are very often on skerries and it is not uncommon on the W coast to see both species in close proximity.
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If you zoom in, the animal on the left has a very straight profile, so I think grey seal.
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The one on the left is definitely a grey from the shape of the head. I can not be so certain of the one on the right, probably a grey but there is something common seal about its jizz, I can not quite put my finger on it. Certainly bobbing right out of the water like that is more reminiscent of common seal.
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Lat/Lng: 57.3983, -5.80852
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Temperance bay with the tide in no wind.A rocky inlet in a sheltered cove.Opposite The Isle of Skye.