Here we go, people, some cute overload for the Sunday relaxation. Seals are as at home on ice and on land as they are in the water, which is where their Latin name pinnped originates from: It means “feather or fin foot,” referencing their flippers. Other pinnipeds are sea lions (part of the Otaridae family, which includes seals with ears) and walruses (which get their own family name, Odobenidae).
Harbor Seal, Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts
Harp Seal, North Atlantic and Arctic Oceas
Gray Seal, Sandwich, Massachusetts
Hawaiian Monk Seal