Molting Weddell Seal

Seeing Weddell seals in the Antarctic was another unique experience. Named for James Weddell, a sailor and seal hunter, these are true, earless seals. They molt in the beginning of the summer, like the Weddell seal (Scientific name Leptonychotes weddelli) pictured here.

 Weddell seal ( Leptonychotes weddelli)

Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddelli)