Thin Ice

February 26, 2021
A baby harp seal is nose to nose with its mother. Their heads are above water, their bodies are underwater.

An underwater photographer sets out on a quest to document harp seals and experiences a moment that becomes a part of her forever.

This story contains descriptions of animal death in the wild. Sensitive listeners, please be advised

Thank you, Jennifer Hayes, for sharing your story with us! Special thanks to Jennifer’s guide Mario Cyr and her husband David Doubilet.

You can find Jennifer and David’s stunning photographs of harp seals in National Geographic Magazine, on their website, or on Jennifer’s Instagram.

Produced by Shaina Shealy, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot

Season 12 – Episode 5

Producer Credit: Shaina Shealy
Original Score: 
Renzo Gorrio
Teo Ducot

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