Werner Bollmann - Arctic Family
Female Harp Seals utilize their teeth and claws to carve a hole into the pack ice, which they use to go into the sea and out again. So they can be relatively sure that their pup is near the place they emerge. When it is very cold and when snow is falling the holes can freeze and be covered with fresh snow. Then it can happen all of a sudden that one of your legs gets into contact with the refreshing seawater.
Location: Québec, Canada
Tags: Arctic, canada, harp seal, ice, pack ice, phoca groenlandica, seals, snow, werner bollmann