Take a look at the moment a seal pup is born on Horsey Beach

A Norfolk photographer witnessed the birth of a seal pup on Horsey Beach Picture: Clive Eaton @Clive

A Norfolk photographer witnessed the birth of a seal pup on Horsey Beach Picture: Clive Eaton @Clive Eaton - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk photographer couldn't believe his eyes when he witnessed a seal giving birth on Horsey Beach on a day off from work.

A Norfolk photographer witnessed the birth of a seal pup on Horsey Beach Picture: Clive Eaton @Clive

A Norfolk photographer witnessed the birth of a seal pup on Horsey Beach Picture: Clive Eaton @Clive Eaton - Credit: Archant

Clive Eaton, a photographer and author from South Walsham, took a trip with his wife to the north-east Norfolk coast on Friday morning hoping to make the most of the good weather.

But the couple got more than they bargained for when they noticed a female seal on her own.

His wife suggested it may be preparing to give birth as it seemed unsettled.

Clive said: 'Within a few minutes her waters broke, and then several more minutes later the pup appeared.


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'It was such a pleasant experience to witness a new life appear in front of us.

'I managed to get a photo of the pup being born and the mother looking as if she had a delighted smile on her face.

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'We waited around for a few more minutes just watching the mother and pup bond.

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