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Pinnipeds Collection

Pinnipeds, the fascinating creatures of the sea, captivate us with their diverse behaviors and habitats

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Killer whale / Orca - The adult male known as 'MEL', 45 to 50 years old when these images were taken

Killer whale / Orca - The adult male known as "MEL", 45 to 50 years old when these images were taken
FG-eb-327 Killer whale / Orca - The adult male known as "MEL", 45 to 50 years old when these images were taken (March 2006) hunting South American Sealion pups on a beach at Punta Norte

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Grey Seal young resting on beach stretching it's body Donna Nook, Lincolnshire Coast, England, UK

Grey Seal young resting on beach stretching it's body Donna Nook, Lincolnshire Coast, England, UK
SAS-4 Grey Seal - resting on beach stretching it's body Lincolnshire, England Halichoerus grypus Steffen & Alexandra Sailer Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming towards camera, Orkney, Scotland, UK, August

Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming towards camera, Orkney, Scotland, UK, August

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Galapagos Sealion - on the beach, Galapagos

Galapagos Sealion - on the beach, Galapagos
ROG-12873 Galapagos Sealion - on the beach Galapgos Ecuador Zalophus wollebacki Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Walrus - large male, mouth open

Walrus - large male, mouth open
WAT-7414 Walrus - large male, mouth open Odobenus rosmarus M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Caspian seal - pup

Caspian seal - pup
VVPP-7 CASPIAN SEAL - pup on ice Phoca caspica Vladimir Voloshenko Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Harp Seal Pup

Harp Seal Pup
WAT-2802 HARP SEAL PUP - close-up of head Phoca groenlandica M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Northern Elephant Seal - females squabbling over newborn pup (still wet from birth)

Northern Elephant Seal - females squabbling over newborn pup (still wet from birth) - Ano Nuevo State Reserve, CA, USA
SE-1098 Northern Elephant Seal - females squabbling over newborn pup (still wet from birth) Ano Nuevo State Reserve, CA, USA Mirounga angustirostris Suzi Eszterhas contact details

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Northern Elephant Seal - males fighting in the surf - Piedras Blancas colony - California coast

Northern Elephant Seal - males fighting in the surf - Piedras Blancas colony - California coast - North America
FG-DC-540 Northern Elephant Seal - males fighting in the surf Piedras Blancas colony - California coast - North America - Pacific Ocean Mirounga angustirostris Francois Gohier Please note that prints

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Grey Seal, Halichoerus grypus, adult male lying on beach yawning. Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK. (RR)

Grey Seal, Halichoerus grypus, adult male lying on beach yawning. Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK. (RR)
Michael Hutchinson / SplashdownDirect

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Grey Seal - pup

Grey Seal - pup
AEB-2372 GREY SEAL - pup on beach Halichoerus grypus Elizabeth Bomford Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Galapagos Sealion - on the beach, Galapagos

Galapagos Sealion - on the beach, Galapagos
ROG-12872 Galapagos Sealion - on the beach Galapagos Zalophus wollebacki Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Hawaiian Monk Seal

Hawaiian Monk Seal
FG-4378 Hawaiian Monk Seal Monachus schauinslandi Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Hooded seal male display {Cystophora cristata} St Lawrence gulf, Canada

Hooded seal male display {Cystophora cristata} St Lawrence gulf, Canada

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Atlantic / Whiskered Walrus - male emerging from water. Head showing tusks, mouth

Atlantic / Whiskered Walrus - male emerging from water. Head showing tusks, mouth
WAT-9780 Atlantic / Whiskered Walrus - male emerging from water. Head showing tusks, mouth, nostrils and whiskers North Spitzbergen. Svalbard. Odobenus rosmarus atlanticus M

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Whiskered / Atlantic Walrus - on beach

Whiskered / Atlantic Walrus - on beach
WAT-8595 Whiskered / Atlantic Walrus - on beach Prins Karls Forland, West of main Island of Spitzberg Odobenus rosmarus M

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Whiskered / Atlantic Walrus

Whiskered / Atlantic Walrus
WAT-8589 Whiskered / Atlantic Walrus Prins Karls Forland, West of main Island of Spitzberg Odobenus rosmarus M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Hawaiian Monk Seal Hawaii

Hawaiian Monk Seal Hawaii
TOM-335 Hawaiian Monk SEAL - close up of head Hawaii Cynomys ludovicianus Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Leopard Seal

Leopard Seal
DH-2578-c Leopard Seal Hydrurga leptonyx Don Hadden Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Leopard Seal - & Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga) fighting

Leopard Seal - & Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga) fighting
AU-102-GR Leopard SEAL (on right), facing up to Southern Elephant Seal (on left) Mirounga leonina Antarctic Hydrurga leptonyx Auscape Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Caspian Seal - pup - fur changing from yellow to white

Caspian Seal - pup - fur changing from yellow to white
VVPP-10 Caspian Seal - pup - fur changing from yellow to white Pusa caspica Latin also Phoca caspica Vladimir Voloshenko Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Harp Seal - pup. Madeleine Island - Quebec - Canada

Harp Seal - pup. Madeleine Island - Quebec - Canada
WAT-13814 Harp Seal - pup Madeleine island - Quebec - Canada Phoca groenlandica M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Harp Seal - baby Magdalen Islands Quebec Canada

Harp Seal - baby Magdalen Islands Quebec Canada
WAT-14292 Harp Seal - baby Magdalen Islands Quebec Canada Phoca groenlandica M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Southern Elephant Seal, Female - Female afraid of killer whales swimming along the shoreline

Southern Elephant Seal, Female - Female afraid of killer whales swimming along the shoreline
FG-eb-380 Southern Elephant Seal - Female afraid of killer whales swimming along the shoreline Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Killer whale / Orcas - Hunting South American Sea lion pups at the water's edge

Killer whale / Orcas - Hunting South American Sea lion pups at the water's edge
FG-eb-284 Killer whale / Orcas - Hunting South American Sea lion pups at the water's edge Punta Norte, Valdes Peninsula, Province Chubut, Patagonia

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Grey Seal pup lying on sand bank stretching it's fin Donna Nook, Lincolnshire Coast, England, UK

Grey Seal pup lying on sand bank stretching it's fin Donna Nook, Lincolnshire Coast, England, UK
SAS-194 Grey Seal - pup lying on sand bank stretching it's fin Donna Nook, Lincolnshire Coast, England, UK Halichoerus grypus Steffen & Alexandra Sailer Please note that prints are for personal

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Galapagos Sealion - hunting fish Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Sealion - hunting fish Galapagos Islands
KA-299 Galapagos Sealion - hunting fish Endemic to the Galapagos Islands Zalophus californianus wollebaek Kurt Amsler Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Walrus - Male in sea - Svalbard (Spitsbergen) - Norway MA001782

Walrus - Male in sea - Svalbard (Spitsbergen) - Norway MA001782
COS-2710 Walrus - Male in sea Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Norway Odobenus rosmarus Bill Coster Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Whiskered / Atlantic Walrus - head out of water

Whiskered / Atlantic Walrus - head out of water
WAT-8597 Whiskered / Atlantic Walrus - head out of water Prins Karls Forland, West of main Island of Spitzberg Odobenus rosmarus M

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Walrus Pair, female with short tusks

Walrus Pair, female with short tusks
RS-223 WALRUS - Pair, female with short tusks. Odobenus rosmarus Robyn Stewart Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) whitecoat pup, resting on wrack covered beach, Orkney, Scotland

Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) whitecoat pup, resting on wrack covered beach, Orkney, Scotland, November

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) beach master / bull roaring amongst females

Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) beach master / bull roaring amongst females and pups, in breeding colony. St Andrews Bay, South Georgia. October

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Young grey seal pup (Halichoerus grypus) recently born on a beach in Orkney, Scotland, UK, April

Young grey seal pup (Halichoerus grypus) recently born on a beach in Orkney, Scotland, UK, April

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Common Seals (Phoca vitulina) hauled out on sand bank at Blakeney Point, Norfolk, England

Common Seals (Phoca vitulina) hauled out on sand bank at Blakeney Point, Norfolk, England, UK, August

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Pladda Lighthouse, with Seals (Phoca vitulina) on rocks in foreground at Seal Shore Campsite

Pladda Lighthouse, with Seals (Phoca vitulina) on rocks in foreground at Seal Shore Campsite, Kildonan, Arran, Scotland, August 2011

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Seal (Phoca vitulina) on rock at Seal Shore Campsite, with Pladda Lighthouse beyond

Seal (Phoca vitulina) on rock at Seal Shore Campsite, with Pladda Lighthouse beyond. Kildonan, Arran, Scotland, August 2011

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Colonies of King penguins 1+Aptenodytes patagonicus+1 and Southern Elephant Seals

Colonies of King penguins 1+Aptenodytes patagonicus+1 and Southern Elephant Seals 1+Mirounga leonina+1 on beach at St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia. November

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Grey seal (Haichaoerus grypus) swimming below surface with sunbeams. Lundy Island, Devon, UK

Grey seal (Haichaoerus grypus) swimming below surface with sunbeams. Lundy Island, Devon, UK. Bristol Channel, August

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: South Georgia pintail (Anas georgica georgica) swimming in front of Southern elephant seal

South Georgia pintail (Anas georgica georgica) swimming in front of Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina), male. Gold Harbour, South Georgia. October

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: RF - Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) male and female, Valdes, Patagonia Argentina

RF - Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) male and female, Valdes, Patagonia Argentina, Word Heritage

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) in a gully beneath kelp (Laminaria digitata), Farne Islands

Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) in a gully beneath kelp (Laminaria digitata), Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, July

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Atlantic grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) in Lerwick harbour, Shetland Islands, Scotland

Atlantic grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) in Lerwick harbour, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming over kelp forest, Shetland, Scotland, UK, August

Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming over kelp forest, Shetland, Scotland, UK, August

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) split level of young seal investigating the camera with its nose

Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) split level of young seal investigating the camera with its nose and whiskers, close to shore. Lundy Island, Devon, UK, Bristol Channel. August

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Ringed seal (Phoca hispida) portrait of pup lying on ice, Chukchi Sea, off shore from Point Barrow

Ringed seal (Phoca hispida) portrait of pup lying on ice, Chukchi Sea, off shore from Point Barrow, Arctic Alaska

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) large male of 2

Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) large male of 2.5 m length. Localy identified by Parque Natural da Madeira as " Metade"

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Ringed seal (Pusa hispida) hauled out on rock, Svalbard, Norway

Ringed seal (Pusa hispida) hauled out on rock, Svalbard, Norway

Background imagePinnipeds Collection: Portrait of Harp seal (Phoca groenlandicus) pup on sea ice, Magdalen Islands, Gulf of St Lawrence

Portrait of Harp seal (Phoca groenlandicus) pup on sea ice, Magdalen Islands, Gulf of St Lawrence, Quebec, Canada, March 2012



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Pinnipeds, the fascinating creatures of the sea, captivate us with their diverse behaviors and habitats. Meet "MEL, " an adult male Orca or Killer whale, who at 45 to 50 years old showcases his hunting prowess by preying on South American Sealion pups along the picturesque Punta Norte beach in Patagonia, Argentina. On a different shore, a young Grey Seal stretches its body while resting peacefully on Donna Nook beach in Lincolnshire Coast, England. The tranquility of this moment is contrasted by another image from Orkney, Scotland where a determined Grey Seal swims towards the camera with grace and determination. In Piedras Blancas colony along California's coast in North America's Pacific Ocean, Northern Elephant Seals engage in fierce battles amidst crashing waves. Their strength and dominance are awe-inspiring as they fight for territory and mates. Traveling to the enchanting Galapagos Islands reveals a delightful sight - Galapagos Sealion basking lazily on sandy beaches. These charismatic creatures bring joy to all who witness their playful antics. A massive Walrus captures our attention with its open mouth display of power and might. This large male commands respect as it navigates icy waters with ease. Venturing further east brings us face-to-face with adorable Caspian seal pups that melt hearts with their innocent charm. Similarly captivating are Harp Seal Pups whose fluffy white coats make them appear like living snowballs against icy landscapes. Back to Donna Nook beach in Lincolnshire, UK we find an adult male Grey Seal yawning lazily after what seems like a satisfying nap under the sun's warm rays. The Hawaiian Monk Seal takes us across oceans to Hawaii where these critically endangered species find solace on remote beaches. Witnessing one of these rare seals is truly a privilege that reminds us of our responsibility to protect marine life worldwide. From birth until adulthood, every stage is precious for Grey Seals.