Seal steal – playful pup tries to take camera

This playful seal pup loves cameras so much so that it tried to steal one. Caroline Robertson-Brown, 44, was leading a group of underwater photographers around the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, England, to photograph the gray seal population.

But as the trip came to an end, one curious seal was keen to keep a memento and tried to swipe her camera. Her partner, Nick Robertson-Brown, 64, managed to capture their tug of war on camera.

Robertson-Brown, of Manchester, England, reported that “the seal had a good try at stealing my camera. I was right at the surface, at the end of a great dive, and this particular seal had been interacting with the group for about 15 minutes.” (Caters News)

Photography by Frogfish Photography/Caters News

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Seal steal — playful pup tries to take camera

Robertson-Brown said “the seal had a good try at stealing my camera. I was right at the surface, at the end of a great dive, and this particular seal had been interacting with the group for about 15 minutes.” (Photo: Frogfish Photography/Caters News)

Seal steal — playful pup tries to take camera

This playful seal pup really loves the camera — so much so that it tried to steal one. (Photo: Frogfish Photography/Caters News)

Seal steal — playful pup tries to take camera

As the trip came to an end, one curious seal was keen to keep a memento and tried to swipe her camera. (Photo: Frogfish Photography/Caters News)

Seal steal — playful pup tries to take camera

“As divers, we feel really privileged to be able to join in with their play. Once they have found you, they just love to show off by darting in and out of the kelp and gullies in the shallows around these islands.” (Photo: Frogfish Photography/Caters News)

Seal steal — playful pup tries to take camera

“These are wild animals, and yet they want to play with you like golden retriever puppies.” (Photo: Frogfish Photography/Caters News)

Seal steal — playful pup tries to take camera

Caroline Robertson-Brown, 44, was leading a group of underwater photographers around the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, England, to photograph the gray seal population. (Photo: Frogfish Photography/Caters News)

Seal steal — playful pup tries to take camera

“They will pull at your fins, grab hold of you, put their noses right up against your mask or camera and even sometimes try to grab hold of the camera and swim away with it.” (Photo: Frogfish Photography/Caters News)

Seal steal — playful pup tries to take camera

Her partner, Nick Robertson-Brown, 64, managed to capture their tug of war on camera. (Photo: Frogfish Photography/Caters News)

Seal steal — playful pup tries to take camera

“The young seals are very curious and will come up to divers to see what is going on.” (Photo: Frogfish Photography/Caters News)

Seal steal — playful pup tries to take camera

“It was time to head back to the boat, but as I neared the surface, it grabbed onto my camera and pulled. My underwater camera system is worth a fair bit of money, so I wasn’t going to let it win this game of tug of war.” (Photo: Frogfish Photography/Caters News)