This is a really eye-catching photo. The animal looks almost happy, and it's nice to add some personality to photo, especially when it comes to animals. The focus is really well done. I love how I can even see the detail of the whiskers and the detail in the snow underneath of it. I can't imagine how much effort it took to create such a shot... all I can think about is either the seal was very still or you just grabbed it at the perfect time, either way it's impressive. I think the shot is very cute and you did an amazing job. The cropping of the photo is my issue with it. I feel as if it should have been cropped so that it was a little closer to the bottom of the photo. I don't have a problem with the white space, really, because I think it actually helps with the impact as it doesn't feel like the traditional animal photo. Also, the subject of the photo is also unique as you don't see many photos of seals on here. Overall, great job! I love the shot.
j'ai pleuré en regardant cette photo( ouuuuh la sensible ^^' ) en faite j'ai immédiatement pensé au nombre catastrophique de phoques qui meurent sous les coups de pied de biche ou autre pour leur fourrure... L'homme est tellement horrible!
What a wonderful, simple portrait! And I mean "simple" in a very good way: you see the seal's face and the lovely expression, almost as if he knows something special. Nothing else is needed. Congrats on the DD!
I like "simple", especially with portraits. And yes, he knows something special - now he knew how to survive, the photo was taken a day after december orkan on Helgoland, which sadly killed many other young seal cubs on the island Düne.
Awesome photo; I really like the white background and how well the little seal still stands out, it's quite lovely, the amount of smaller details you captured in him is wonderful and the way the colors stand out is also great. I don't really have enough to write a critique, but if I were to suggest anything it'd just be to maybe have tried a square crop. There's a lot of empty space and the shadow in the right corner. Other than that though it's pretty amazing and absolutely beautiful awesome photo!