Seals make a splash on Horsey and Waxham beaches

Overhead picture of seals and peope on Horsey beach. Picture: Mike Page

Overhead picture of seals and peope on Horsey beach. Picture: Mike Page - Credit: Picture: Mike Paige

Seals have been out in force delighting onlookers on one Norfolk beach - and a wonderfully different perspective of the event was caught by aerial photographer Mike Page.

Located an injured seal on Waxham beach and using a 600mm lens from a respectable distance photograp

Located an injured seal on Waxham beach and using a 600mm lens from a respectable distance photographed its injuries. I then used the internet to send the photos to Seal and Shore Watch who were able to get volunteers from Horsey on site within 2 hours to collect the seal which is now at East Winch RSPCA site undergoing treatment. Hopefully it will be survive and be released when it is healed and strong enough. - Credit: citizenside.com

Dozens upon dozens of the aquatic mammals piled onto Horsey beach over the weekend and Mr Page managed to capture a striking image while flying over the site.

With this bird's eye view, it almost looks as though the beach-goers were not the only ones admiring another species.

While the people gaze at the spectacle in front of them, it appears the seals were enjoying a spot of people-watching at the same time.

The scene is reminiscent of Norfolk artist Brian Lewis's painting 'Seal Trips', in which boats full of the animals watch human sunbathers on a beach.


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However, there was not quite as much fun to be had by another seal, which found itself injured and alone on another of the county's beaches.

IWitness photographer Paula Sparkes spotted the distressed creature on Waxham beach, snapping it with a 600mm lense from a safe distance away.

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She then used the photo to alert Horsey's Seal and Shore Watch, who sent volunteers to come to its aid.

It is now being treated at East Winch RSPCA site,

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