In my last entry I promised a picture or two of the residents of the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek (great name) in beautiful Cornwall.
I cannot claim to be anything approaching an expert on seals, so I am only fairly sure that this fellow is a seal and not a sea-lion. The good people at the sanctuary went into some detail as to the differences, all I can remember is that its something to do with ears or the lack of them.
What I am sure of is that the seals/sea lions have had it rough, if you think this fellow has odd eyes…its because he (I am fairly sure it is a he) is blind in at least one eye.
He was kind enough to stay still long enough to allow me to get this snap off.