http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/437677/Share-the-joke-Happy-seal-pictured-laughing-and-smiling

These heartwarming shots show a harbour seal thoroughly enjoying himself - smiling, waving and even laughing while perched on a rock. 

The seal was spotted having a blast at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California - an area of the US home to many harbour seals.

Keen photographer Veronica Craft admits she loves seals because of their jolly nature.

This happy soul, which she has nicknamed ‘LOL’ was more than happy to play up for the camera providing much amusement for her friends and family.

Harbour Seals come in a variety of colours, and all have dog-like heads without external ears. This breed of seal particularly enjoy basking in the sun at low tides.

Veronica, from Marina in California, USA, said: “When I saw what he was doing my first thought to the seal was ‘Please don’t stop, I have to get a shot of this’ - and luckily I did.

"I like to think he was mugging for the camera or maybe he was laughing at me. He probably thinks humans are silly.

"Initially I couldn’t believe I had captured the moment but as I clicked through my shots I realised that I had actually captured several moments.

"I love seals. It is extremely fun to see them play. They always bring a smile to my face and I can’t stop photographing them.

"They are just cute and silly. I am truly blessed to live in an area with such diverse sea creatures."

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