Grey Seal

Pollution, hunting, entanglement in fishing nets, and heavy disturbance, caused the British Grey Seal population to drop to a critically low figure of just 500 in the early 20th century. Thanks to conservation efforts and new fishing practices it’s thought that there are now over 200,000 grey seals on the coast of the British Isles, representing an incredible 50% of the world’s total population.

For much of the year grey seals are out at sea or hauled out on far away sandbanks. From October to December the seals come ashore to give birth to their pups on the sand dunes of Donna Nook. Donna Nook is home to one the largest and most accessible grey seal colonies in the UK. There are about 3,000 Grey Seals along the coastline, and 900+ pups are born each year. The area is actually owned by the MOD (Ministry of Defence) as a bombing range, but surprisingly the seals seem relatively undisturbed by the military activity and return here year after year.

Join me for a small group Grey Seal Photography Workshop to see the vast seal colonies that come ashore to breed during the winter months. We will spend the day photographing these huge mammals and their fluffy white pups in the atmospheric sand flats of the Lincolnshire Coast.

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Pollution, hunting, entanglement in fishing nets, and heavy disturbance, caused the British Grey Seal population to drop to a critically low figure of just 500 in the early 20th century. Thanks to conservation efforts and new fishing practices it’s thought that there are now over 200,000 grey seals on the coast of the British Isles, representing an incredible 50% of the world’s total population.

For much of the year grey seals are out at sea or hauled out on far away sandbanks. From October to December the seals come ashore to give birth to their pups on the sand dunes of Donna Nook. Donna Nook is home to one the largest and most accessible grey seal colonies in the UK. There are about 3,000 Grey Seals along the coastline, and 900+ pups are born each year. The area is actually owned by the MOD (Ministry of Defence) as a bombing range, but surprisingly the seals seem relatively undisturbed by the military activity and return here year after year.

Join me for a small group Grey Seal Photography Workshop to see the vast seal colonies that come ashore to breed during the winter months. We will spend the day photographing these huge mammals and their fluffy white pups in the atmospheric sand flats of the Lincolnshire Coast.

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