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Chris Bray and his wife, Jess, are wildlife photographers. They frequently lead tours of Antarctica and South Georgia-two of the most far-flung wildlife destinations in the world.
Their tours take photographers to exotic locations to film and photograph some of the world's rarest creatures.
On a recent tour of Antarctica, Jess got adorably squashed by a baby elephant seal.
They deemed the encounter as one of the "hazards of being a wildlife photographer."
"It was while we were ashore in South Georgia on this huge gravel beach filled with King Penguins and elephant seals that Jess laid down on the ground to get some cool low-angle shots of some passing King Penguins," Bray said.
"Suddenly one of these huge baby elephant seals flopped over to investigate Jess and was soon joined by another."
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"Before she knew it, she was being squashed by several of these 100kg+ (220+ pound) adorable animals, snuffling, burping and sniffing all over her."
If you're looking to get ran over by something half as adorable as this baby elephant seal, you can join both Chris and Jess on their upcoming tour to Kangaroo Island for a cool $4,400 AUD ($3,055 USD).