By Jamie Smith
This heart-warming photo shows a happy-looking seal showing off his natural charms as he strikes a fabulous pose.
Taken by Anna Stello in Noordvik in the Southern Netherlands this month, the image shows the seal flashing a broad grin as he arcs his body on the beach.
Anna said the picture was taken after she spent hours waiting on the freezing cold beach for the seal to approach her.
She said: “I’ve heard that there was a seal on the beach so I decided to go down and get a picture of it..
“He was just doing what seals do which usually isn’t very much.
“Occasionally he would stretch his tail and his body
“He was a grey seal who was showing himself.
“Remarkably he was not disturbed by me at all. I was laying on the beach for almost two hours.
“It was freezing and my hands where cold and I was shaking.
“It felt special that he let me take my pictures right in front of him without any fear of me. Every 15 minutes he got closer to me.”