Grey Seals

Grey Seals

NORFOLK COLONY

On the coast of Norfolk you’ll find one of the largest grey seal colonies in the United Kingdom. Grey seals come to shore to give birth from November to January making it an idea time to photograph them in their natural environment and see their insanely cute pups, often days or even just hours old.

Grey seals are born with fluffy white fur and for the first 3 weeks of life they are completely dependent on their mother’s fat-rich milk so they grow quickly.¬†During the pupping season males also come ashore to mate. Often they will fight over territory for prime breeding locations within a group of females.

If you’re planning a visit please make sure you seek advice from the seal wardens so you can responsibly watch or photograph this amazing wildlife spectacle without any harm coming to the wonderful seals.

The bond between mother and pup is strong and mums will get defensive if you venture too close, causing her unnecessary stress and they will attack. Please don’t get too close, by keeping at least 10 metres distance. If mothers feel threatened they can abandoned their young, causing unnecessary pup deaths.

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