Photo of the Day: Thursday March 4 2010

A 12-day-old harp seal pup takes its first plunge into the 29-degree (F) waters of Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. Brian Skerry used a Nikon F5 with Kodak's Kodachrome 64 slide film. (Lens and underwater housing unknown.) Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/8 with fill flash.

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A 12-day-old harp seal pup takes its first plunge into the 29-degree (F) waters of Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. Brian Skerry used a Nikon F5 with Kodak's Kodachrome 64 slide film. (Lens and underwater housing unknown.) Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/8 with fill flash.Brian Skerry/National Geographic