A young elephant seal hanging out on the shore of a Perth, Australia marina has become a local celebrity!

The seal emerged from the water early this week and has since spent its days taking naps on the beach, greeting locals and posing for pictures.

Elephant seals live in the oceans, but emerge onto land twice a year and migrate to to its land based rookery for birthing, breeding, molting and rest, according to ElephantSeals.org.

Watch this 9 News Perth video for more on this particular elephant seal's adventure onto land: