The Donna Nook Grey Seal Colony
Taken last week 19/11/09
Been a bit busy with work and new computer

The British population of grey seals is of great international conservation importance and we are fortunate to have a thriving colony on the Lincolnshire coast.

For much of the year the seals are at sea or hauled out on distant sandbanks, but during the winter they come to breed near the dunes on the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Donna Nook. They are present on the beach in November and December.

The RAF Bombing Range at Donna Nook provides the seals with a relatively disturbance-free site for hauling out. The seals are not the least bit concerned by the planes. Staff at RAF Donna Nook make every effort to make sure that no harm comes to any animal because of military activity. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust manages Donna Nook as a Nature Reserve with the agreement of the Ministry of Defence.

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    wonderful image!

  • Thanks very much Scott

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago
    Fantastic capture, so beautiful, what a face
  • Thanks Kathy

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  • katymckay
    katymckayover 4 years ago

    AHHHH from me too…would you look at those eyes…how could anyone harm these beautiful creatures..a superb image thank you !!!! a sure fav !!!

  • Thanks Katy, the RSPCA have to be there 24 hours a day as idiots try to shoot them with air rifles

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  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 4 years ago

    I thought you would have more Paul, this is wonderful, as you say ahhh!!

  • Cheers mate, loads more but trying to get used to windows seven on a new computer

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  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 4 years ago

    soooo cute, nice

  • Cheers for that Ryan

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  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 4 years ago

    WOWwwwwwwwww – so sweet capture Paul – excellent:))))))))

  • Thank you very much Svetlana

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  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work paul!

  • Thank you very much JK

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  • David  Parkin
    David Parkinover 4 years ago

    I absolutely love this Seal, great photo my friend.

  • Thank you very much Photo57

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture, Paul!

  • Thank you very much Bela

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  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Excellent capture! He looks very happy!

  • Thank you very much Kim

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