Harbor Seal
Phoca vitulina
The Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) is a common coastal seal of both the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific coasts of the United States and Canada. The first 5 images on this page were taken near the John Hopkins Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, in August, 2008, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens. The first 4 shots show a group of seals resting on a small chunk of ice, while the 5th shot shows a vista of many seals on pieces of ice at the base of the glacier.