Every late Spring there are public service announcements about leaving baby seals alone if you come across one on the beach. I saw this pup on the shore of the Strait of Juan de Fucca.
I walked right by this pup twice as I was mostly concentrating on the geology of the steep bluff. I would have never seen the young seal but for a fellow beach traveler pointed the pup out.
It makes me wonder how obliviously I have walked by young seals in the past. I came very close to tripping over this one on Marrowstone Island.