Some have said baby animals look as cute as they do to help their parents overlook all their juvenile misdeeds and keep on lovin' them no matter what.
Well, there's no denying this baby Galapagos Sea Lion is as cute as they come.
What's hard to believe is this infant would ever be capable of the sort of mischief that would push a parent's patience anywhere near the breaking point.
And don't you want to take a moist hanky and gently wipe all those rough particles of sand off his precious little nose and eyelids?
North Seymour Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.