A young harp seal rests on the beach of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Harp seals are a pack ice seal and not usually found as far south as Cape Hatteras National Seashore. However, in the winter 2011 / 2012, there was a gigantic influx of many different species of seals that showed up on the beaches that year. Most often, it's the young seals or the pups that migrate this far south. Adults tend to stay much further north in the winter months, while the pups travel long distances as they pursue their summer food sources such as hake and herring. Photo by Jared Lloyd.