Grey Seals at Donna Nook

Donna Nook is on the Lincolnshire coast, south of Grimsby, and every year during November and December Grey Seals arrive on the sand banks to give birth and breed.  The great thing about this spectacle is that it is possible to get within touching distance of the seals.  Although touching is not recommended as they bite!

We visited on the last day of November and at this time over a thousand seal pups had been born, as we walked along the half mile path between the sand dunes and the beach we could see nothing but seals, it was an amazing sight!

There were two reasons for visiting, firstly to see the seals and secondly to photograph them.  Although there are many seals and they were very close, it is not as easy as it might seem to produce an interesting image.  A lot of the seals are sleeping, and a picture of a sleeping seal is not that interesting.

However by waiting for interaction between mother and pup and for fighting between the bulls it was possible to take some interesting shots.

The seal pups, when awake, are quite inquisitive.

Hey, you with the camera

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