Skip to comments.From Rags to Fishes: Exiled Albino Seal Finds Home Among Humans
Posted on 01/15/2012 7:03:37 AM PST by Silentgypsy
Before she became Nafanya, beloved pinniped of the Russian people and star of her own live webcam broadcast, the blue-eyed, rust-colored creature was known only as the Loneliest Seal in the World.
The Daily Mail reports that only two months ago, ginger-colored Nafanya was shunned by her all-black seal colony on the Russian island of Tyuleniy.
Photographer Anatoly Strakhov snapped heartbreaking photos of the forlorn seal cowering under a pile of logs, unable to survive without the support and guidance of flippered breathren.
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oooooo pink flippers. Cute overload.
Reverse racism in the seal world?
Is there a pinipedophilia ping list?
Wow, I hope not.
Thanks! I felt so sorry for the poor little tyke....
Seals observe ‘Kick a Ginger Day’? Who knew?
That is one of the most valuable seals in the world. Carefully cared for, and with her pups also cared for, it is possible a line of albino seals could be bred. Or at least one with a large number of albino offspring.
Given the price of seal coats, if sufficient numbers could be produced in fur farms, a new industry could be created from that one seal.
However, as a biologist and a photographer/videographer, that IS a beautiful animal.
Pretty cool !
Holy cognitive dissonance, Batman!!!
That’s one HELL of a post.
Soooo cute! Thanks!
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