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National Geographic «What can an encounter with a harp seal teach you ? » by Whitney Johson

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What can an encounter with a harp seal teach you?


I can’t even imagine the exhilaration that photographer Jennifer Hayes felt swimming and climbing ice with a newborn harp seal off Canada’s Magdalen Islands.

“As we moved through the ice,” Jennifer once wrote, “the pup and I became closer and closer. We stopped and the pup climbed onto me to rest. I floated on my back as the pup sprawled heavily on my chest, and its face nuzzled my mask.”

I don’t know about you, but I read that paragraph of Jennifer’s writing in a little office between meetings, far from cuddly newborn harp seals. Someone, I think, is living life right.