Sealed with a kiss

Sealed with a kiss, originally uploaded by gwendolen.

Just as we were about to depart from Vlieland, this seal popped up to wave us goodbye.

Common seals were almost wiped out in the sixties, but they are doing remarkably well in the Wadden Sea nowadays.

It’s always wonderful to see them up close. Like humans, they are quite curious and love a good – who’s watching who – match.