Grey seals in Britain make up around 50% of the world population and are found mainly around the exposed rocky northern and western coasts, particularly uninhabited islands in the Hebrides and Orkney. Coming to sandbanks or sandy beaches, as at Donna Nook, is relatively unusual.

At Donna Nook breeding starts late in November. This compares with September in Wales and October in western Scotland. The pups are gone into the new year.

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Comments

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellalmost 6 years ago

    What cute eyes… I think California runs a second to England there are alot of these guys on the beaches of Montrey.

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBalmost 6 years ago

    Oh bless him (her) – I would LOVE to see one in real life, especially up close …

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    Excellent shot Shaun, looking forward to seeing this with my own eyes in December..

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