Boat Trip

It all began in 2011 when I was walking along the beach on the south coast. There was a flock of seagulls trying to defend their territory, by swooping down to an object out at sea.

At first I could not make out what it was, so I got out my binoculars and to my surprise I saw a seal. It was the first time I had ever seen one in the wild as they are rarely seen in the area. Unfortunately my camera lens would not stretch that far to get a decent picture, so it became a project for 2012 to try and photograph some.

So in August I went on a short boat trip to try and get a little closer. The weather was not as I had hoped, it was a dull windy day and the water was a little choppy. This made it difficult to take pictures, but I still came away with a smile on my face and a few photos.

Here are some below.

Seal Group..

Common Seals..

Grey Seal..

To see the seals in the wild was such a highlight of 2012 for me that I am planning to go back in 2013.