Blogger and Adventurer Lizzie Carr was snorkeling off the southwest coast of England in the Isle of Scilly with a group of friends when she captured the amazing moment a curious wild seal swam up to greet them.
In the video she posted to Instagram, the wild animal investigated Carr’s fellow snorkeler using its whiskers.
The wild seal used its toothy mouth to examine the snorkeler’s head, but Carr dispelled any worry about the encounter in her post.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association warns against getting too close to wild seals for that picture perfect selfie. “Getting too close to a wild animal puts you—and the animal—at risk,” said the NOAA. “Seals have powerful jaws, and can leave a lasting impression.”