Seal Pups at Donna Nook

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Donna Nook is a National Nature Reserve on the Lincolnshire coast managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife with the agreement of the MOD (it is also RAF Donna Nook, a weapons range). Each year in November and December it sees 100s of wild grey seals come to have their pups on the sand banks and dunes. It is quite a sight.

Every Christmas for the last few years I have realised my opportunity to visit the Grey Seal Colony at Donna Nook in Lincolnshire has passed. So much earlier this year I promised myself I’d go, and after my post about photography and wanting to use my camera more, along with the fact that I had a day off work today, that drive across Lincolnshire had to be made.

So far this year 1,369 seal pups have been born and the population continues to grow daily.

Anyway, here are a selection of my photos from today – all taken on my Nikon 3100. Cute aren’t they?!

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

Seals at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

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    • Splodz

      Some were close enough – but with their mothers close by anyone who dared stretch out to touch one might get a nasty surprise!

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