Pupping season has begun, and Mark Wangerin captured a mother and baby seal in their natural habitat.
Photographer: Mark Wangerin Photo taken: Aug. 20, 2018 at Constellation Park in West Seattle Photographer’s description: “Pupping season has begun! The youngster in this photo had been nursing atop a submerged rock, when mom was disturbed by another approaching Harbor Seal. She rearranged herself and popped up. Smoky and dead-calm conditions help set the feel. Taken with Nikon D 7100 and Tamron 150-600mm lens. ” Critique: “Good job on waiting for the perfect moment to make this cute photo of the seal pup and mom. Having a nice clean background really helps bring attention to the subject. My only critique is that I wish the seals were sharper.”