Common seal, wildlife art

March 07, 2023

Aww, could this be any cuter?
This seal dives right into your heart and steals your soul.

Seals, also known as pinnipeds, are found worldwide but prefer cold waters of the northern and southern hemispheres.

Swift and agile in water, these mammals come out on the surface to relax, mate and sometimes protect themselves from predators such as sharks.

Alas, they are hunted, put into captives and trained mercilessly to perform tricks in circuses and shows. Many species of seals have become extinct, and many are endangered.

Next time you come across a show or circus displaying these gentle creatures, stay away!

This seal artwork was created for a book about Irish animals – 'Dr Hibernica Finch's Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals', published in 2018 by Little Island.

I have only 1 or 2 prints left, so grab yours before it's too late!


common seal - artwork by Aga Grandowicz.