Robin Lindsey

Photo: Nina Hall

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Keep an Eye on What's Around You
Wildlife photographer Robin Lindsey cofounded the volunteer nonprofit, Seal Sitters, after one life-changing day.

"I was having lunch with friends on Seattle's Alki Beach in 2007 when I saw a mob of maybe 200 people crowding around this baby seal. The next morning, I returned to the beach to see if the pup would be back, and lo and behold, there he was. I named him Spud, and every morning for a week, he popped his head out of the water at 6:08 like clockwork. I didn't know a thing about marine mammals, but after that, I had to help protect them."