It’s not everyday you come across a bearded seal relaxing on a dock catching some rays in Northeastern Ontario. This picture was captured by an Ontario Parks staff member on his way to work to Tidewater Provincial Park located in Moosenee, Ontario.
The bearded seal is identified by its square front flippers, whiskers and large squared muzzle. These seals are known to travel a number of kilometres to the north in the winter and back south in the summer. Bearded seals are bottom dwelling and feed on molluscs and fish. An adult seals body mass can be up to 40% blubber with a total body weight ranging between 400 and 900 pounds.
Why not plan your next vacation to Tidewater Provincial Park, you just never know who (or what) you may run into.