An orphaned seal pup rescued from a Llandudno beach in September has been returned to the wild after a spell in RSPCA rehabilitation.
Jon Snow - whose name was inspired by the Game of Thrones character - was weak and lethargic when he was rescued on 30 September on Penrhyn Beach after he was seen alone and without his mother for at least three days.
The pup was only 10 days old when rescued by the RSPCA inspector and was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, where he was given his nickname.
As he started to lose his pup fur and his teeth started to grow, Jon was moved into a pool with fellow seal Jamie, so he could socialise and get used to being in water.
On Tuesday, Jon returned to the sea for the first time since he was just days old. Wildlife assistants from Stapeley Grange travelled to Colwyn Bay to release Jon and two other orphaned seals - Jamie, and another called Ned.
Jon Snow is one of a number of seals rescued in North Wales, many of whom have adopted Game of Thrones-inspired nicknames, such as Theon and Hodor.