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While to the human eye, this rare albino baby seal with its ginger skin, striking blue eyes and pink flippers, may seem absolutely adorable, to his own clan of shiny black-skinned seals, he was an outcast - So much so, that his family and friends completely abandoned him.
To make matters worse, the little mammal is almost blind and therefore, unable to fend for itself in the wild. In fact, when 'Ginger', was found on Russia's Tyuleniy Island, it was hiding under some logs, away from the other baby seals, eagerly waiting to be fed by his mother.
While his mother did not show up, Russian photographer Anatoly Strakhov, who took these amazing photos, did. The best part is, that he has arranged for the little pup to be taken to a nearby dolphinarium, where he will be loved and taken care of - And, instead of being treated as a pariah, be revered because of its gorgeous skin color, which researchers believe was caused by excess accumulation of iron, in his fur.