This harbor seal pup was seen swimming by himself in Drayton Harbor on August 27. Mother seals will often leave their pups alone while they forage for food. It is very important not to touch or crowd around lone pups, as their mothers will not return for them if they have human scent on them. This pup’s mother returned for it after a few hours. See a video at facebook.com/thenorthernlight.
Photo by Ian Ferguson