Grey seal pup

It was such a delight to see these new born pups at Donna Nook today.

Britain has about 40% of the world population of grey seals, also called Atlantic seals

Grey seals have been breeding on the Lincolnshire coast since the early 1970's. For much of the year the seals are at sea, but during the winter they come to breed on the beaches

Pups are born with white coats and suckle from their mother for about 2 to 3 weeks. The mother then leaves the pup. She will mate again before leaving the beach. After one week's development, the foetus stops growing for about 100 days, after which it continues to develop and is born the following November.
The deserted pup sheds its white coat. After a while, hunger drives it to make its way to the sea to look for its own food.

Thank you for your recent comments, they are very much appreciated
MIA
He is so cute.You have captured his big shiny very well.Fav
posted November 9th, 2017  
@mgig Thank you very much Mia for stopping by and leaving a comment. they certainly are very cute, and noisy!
posted November 9th, 2017  
Cute little thing. And thanks for the Blue Planet bit as well๐Ÿ˜‰
posted November 9th, 2017  
@peadar Ha, your very welcome Peter, I felt I had to share it as I was rather surprised to hear they are left to fend for themselves after about 18 days
posted November 9th, 2017  
instant fav!
posted November 9th, 2017  
Oh, those gorgeous soulful eyes. I was interested to read the info you shared Suzanne, thank you :))
posted November 9th, 2017  
interesting information about this beautiful creature!
posted November 9th, 2017  
Intetesting narrative but fabulous picture!!
posted November 9th, 2017  
So cute. Fav. capture. We have lots of seals in our waters. ( and several hospitals to save the sick ones. )
posted November 9th, 2017  
He is so cute, love his huge eyes.
posted November 9th, 2017  
What a lovely capture. I was listening to something on the radio the other day about the number of grey seals we have in Britain. Interesting read.
posted November 9th, 2017  
Interesting info. I love his huge eyes. Wonderful capture. Fav.
posted November 10th, 2017  
National geographic could be waiting for you!
posted November 10th, 2017  
Very sweet!
posted November 10th, 2017  
Fabulous wildlife shot. Such soulful eyes. Fav.
posted November 10th, 2017  
Beautiful shot and interesting info. Fav
posted November 10th, 2017  
I love him. how wonderful to be able to see them up close.
posted November 10th, 2017  
Beautiful shot, those eyes! Thanks for the info too. Fav and foow
posted November 10th, 2017  
Simply precious! Fav!
posted November 10th, 2017  
Awww - what a cutie - want to pick him up and hug him.
posted November 10th, 2017  
Love the eyes.
posted November 10th, 2017  
seems like a harsh way to wean a baby, poor little guy! Those eyes seem so sad...
posted November 10th, 2017  
Adorable pup and shot. Fav. Sometimes nature looks so cruel to us.
posted November 10th, 2017  
Adorable ๐Ÿฃ, a lovely capture. Fav!! ๐Ÿ˜€
posted November 10th, 2017  
Aww don't that face just melt your heart! Interesting write up. ๐Ÿ˜Š
posted November 10th, 2017  
too cute fav
posted November 10th, 2017  
Adorable capture and interesting information! Love those eyes! Fav! :-)
posted November 11th, 2017  
Those eyes!!!! Interesting info too Suzanne. Talk about being left to fend for your self. I wouldn't be surprised if that is not just about the shortest period of parental attachment in the mammal world.
posted November 11th, 2017  
Congratulations on the TT - so well deserved:))
posted November 19th, 2017  
@fbailey Thank you so much Felicity, it was an honour to be included with the other beautiful shots :)
posted November 20th, 2017  
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