Seal Sands

Just down the road from Seaton Carew, amongst the heavy industrial plants of the Teeside estuary, is a spot we visit frequently. This is the most unlikely place to find wildlife and yet here, amongst the pylons and chimneys, is an incredible place; a home to hundreds of birds and around 100 seals.

The colony of grey seals haul out on the sand banks at low tides. Seal Sands is the only regular breeding colony of these animals on England’s north-east coast. Their pups are born here each summer.

On this occasion one of seals was putting on a bit of a show in the river (see shot 3). Didn’t quite mange to catch her looping out of the water and might need a longer lens next time!

Interested in finding this oasis for yourself? Checkout the official leaflet.


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