Few people get to experience the glory of nature up close and personal.
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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 seal swam up to greet them.
In the video she posted to Instagram, the wild animal investigated Carr's fellow snorkeler using its whiskers and — more frighteningly — its teeth.
The wild seal used its toothy mouth to examine the snorkeler's head, but Carr dispelled any worry about the encounter in her post.
"Don't worry — he's being friendly," she wrote. "Seals use their whiskers and mouths to judge size, shape and textures."
"The cheeky seal was so inquisitive and playful. He just wanted to play. When he started to lay on top of us we soon realised he...
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