It's not easy being ginger, even for a seal. Here's the story of a little seal pup being abandoned by its sleek black family for having brownish red fur:
The photographer [Anatoly Strakhov - ed], 61, said: ‘He was hiding and waiting for his mother to come and feed him.
‘He had a very strange colour fur and looked different from his two black brothers.
I was pleased to be able to capture such an unusual animal, but the poor seal is almost blind and so was unlikely to survive in the wild.’
Luckily, Mr Strakhov was with staff from a dolphinarium who took it into their care.
Link (Photo: Anatoly Strakov)