Hello cheeky: Is this the world's happiest seal?

  • 31 March 2016
Happy seal Image copyright Nick Blake

This picture of a smiling seal grabbing onto a diver's flipper has won a gold medal in photography competition.

Photographer Nick Blake took the picture while out diving in the Bristol Channel last summer, 11 miles off the coast of Devon.

He was diving four or five metres below the surface, when he came across this boisterous seal.

The seal grabbed hold of his flipper for about a minute, and gave Nick his biggest smile.

The photo, which he called "Hello Cheeky", bagged him the gold medal in an underwater photography competition.

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