Long in the tooth in Brigus South: walrus spotted sunbathing on the rocks
The animal lifted its head to greet the photographer and then went back to relaxing.
Four visitors from Victoria, B.C. might now have one of the best Newfoundland and Labrador marine life photos of the summer.
And it's not a picture of a whale.
Simon Bruce-Lockhart and three companions were out for a walk today in Brigus South when they saw something bright on the rocks below.
They thought it might be a log.
Curious, they walked toward it.
"It was a walrus, lying on its back, seeming to enjoy the sun," said Bruce-Lockhart.
"First we wondered is he alive and he was certainly alive," he said. "We clapped our hands, we made a little noise, and he sort of lifted his head and looked at us and then put his head back down."
And that was all the energy the sunbathing walrus was willing to exert for them.