Can you count how many seals are on Scroby Sands off Great Yarmouth in this photograph?

The seals and cormorants at Scroby Sands
Pictures: Mike Page

The seals and cormorants at Scroby Sands Pictures: Mike Page - Credit: Archant

These aerial photographs show how an army of seals and cormorants have taken over a sand bank off the coast of Great Yarmouth.

Seals and cormorants take over a sand island at Scroby Sands
Pictures; Mike Page

Seals and cormorants take over a sand island at Scroby Sands Pictures; Mike Page - Credit: Archant

The pictures were taken by aerial photographer Mike Page over Scroby Sands and he estimated there were at least 2,000 seals and 1,500 cormorants.

Mr Page took the images on Sunday and he says it is the most seals and cormorants he has seen on Scroby Sands in the last 30 years and he wondered how many fish it would take to keep the mixed colony alive.

In March 2014 Mr Page counted 2,087 seals on the sand bank.

The seals at Scroby Sands are a popular sight for holidaymakers who book boat trips out to see them basking.


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As well as being a home to seals and birds, Scroby Sands is one of the UK's first commercial offshore wind farms.

The £75m project is said to generate enough energy to supply more than 40,000 homes.

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