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Observed: 19th June 2013 By: KelsaeJohnKelsaeJohn’s reputation in MammalsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in MammalsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in Mammals

Pictures taken by a friend of mine on a recent trip to the island of Svalbard in the Arctic region of Norway

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Bearded seal

An excellent picture showing the main distinguishing features of an adult bearded seal.

Note the very large, angular front flippers, remind me of the front paws of a mole; the distinctive dark 'panda' eye pattern and bold patterning of the face - this is not always obvious and the faces can even be an orange/gingery colour; also the dark stripe down the back, again not always obvious.

Your friend is an excellent photographer, these are great photos of Arctic mammals.

Graham Banwell

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