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Old 15th November 2018
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Re: Horsey Grey Seals, Norfolk, UK

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Originally Posted by DavidB View Post
Does the 'voluntary' closure mean one can't get close enough to photograph them anymore?

(Not that I'd want to get anywhere near as close as those pictured walking past them in that link).
We haven't been this year, in previous years I've not had problems getting good images with a 40-150 lens. You get the heavy tripod, camo and white bazooka lens Canikon shooters there too.
There are two viewing areas along the top of the dunes, roped off and with stairs to help you get up easily to the larger area at least. There are volunteers around to answer questions and keep an eye on things.

The seals often climb up into the dunes and sometimes sit around in the viewing areas.

Here's one I took a couple of years ago at 145mm.


Baby grey seal by AMc UK, on Flickr

My other images are here but some are from the beach later in the year.
https://flic.kr/s/aHskHJfque

If you're thinking of going along I'd recommend it.

It gets very busy at weekends and more so at the Christmas break.

Last year the upgraded the parking facilities and there were more stewards at the weekend so it was more expensive but less chaotic.
Based on the counts there should be pups to see now.

They grow very fast and are weened in 3-4 weeks so if you want cute white seal pups you have to pick your moment.
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