Monday 14 November 2016

Grey Seals near Scousburgh Sands (Sppigie Beach), Shetland

I had the luck to see and film this colony of Grey Seals near Scousburgh Sands (Sppigie Beach), Shetland.

There are a lot of seals around Shetland, but this place seems to be especially easy to access and as a bonus even if the seals are not there the area is very picturesque and nice. This as far as I understand were Grey Seals (Halichoerus grypus), which are a bit bigger then the Common Seals and have more "bull terrier" - like profile. Sadly they were too timid to let me get closer to them, which may be legacy from the times when they were hunted.

Opposite to Scousburgh Sands (Sppigie Beach) beach
These Grey Seals were lying on the Sppigie Beach
Another group of seals on the other end of the beach, Scousburgh Sands

Grey Seals (Halichoerus grypus) on Scousburgh Sands (Sppigie Beach), Shetland
One of the Grey Seals is getting curious

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