An exceptionally rare ginger fur seal pup has been spotted in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia.
The pinniped stands out from the rest of its colony with its colouring, blue eyes and pink flippers.
Experts say the chances of such a partial albino birth are one in 100,000 and there is a risk of rejection by the rookery
Biologist Vladimir Burkanov says that so far this fur seal on Tyuleny Island - nicknamed The Ugly Duckling - has not become a total outcast, yet there are signs of it being slightly shunned.
'This pup looks well fed and was very active, so its mother clearly gave it plenty of milk,' he said.
'Other seals don't pay too much attention to it in a somewhat worrying manner, so something is not quite right with it.
Reminds me of a joke.
A baby seal walks into a club.
That seal has zero soul. It's in those eyes!!!
“Ginger seal ostracized by normal seals”
As it should be.
How has no one put the BRAZZERS logo on bottom of pic yet? Slackers
Well obviously, it’s a ginger.
Soulless seal looks like it’s going to start murdering the others.
He’s got that look in his eye, Joe!
Great pic. I commend all these new threads that have strayed from the politics. It shows healthy growth. MOGGA!