Aquatic creatures and human creatures have been getting up close and personal lately. In Britain, a friendly seal hopped aboard a rowing scull on the River Thames. In Brazil, a massive elephant seal decided to show up for some beach time in Rio de Janeiro. And in Australia, a southern right whale and her calf came within feet of surfers off Sydney’s Manly Beach. The curious pair looked like they wanted to say hi, though later, mom almost pushed some surfers off their boards.