The ocean in this image is icy and crystal clear. Cool sunshine beams through the satin waters as the ripples dance around a curious seal. Common seals can be solitary animals. They are quiet and clever, creating movement in the water when thrashing, feeding and swimming. Found mainly in cooler waters, their movements are graceful and acrobatic, as if they dance in the icy water. They have freedom and space. Their wet-look hides are waterproof and that of tough silk.