Sad seal with rope round its neck stares into camera by Geoffrey Reynaud (4 images)

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A lonely seal stares sadly into the camera almost begging for help as it struggles with a green fisherman's rope wrapped around its neck.

Photographer Geoffrey Reynaud captured the moving moment the young fur seal, separated from others nearby, sat alone on a rock with its head through the rope.

The young creature's large black eyes look sad as it stares down the lens of the of camera in Kaikoura in Canterbury, New Zealand.

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