Donna Nook is a Lincolnshire Wildlife trust nature reserve covering 6 miles of coastline. The coastline is home to grey seals, which give birth in the sand dunes in November and December each year.
There is a viewing area by the sand dunes, and the wildlife trust asks that visitors remain in this viewing area to reduce disturbance to the seals. All these photos were taken from the viewing area – it is perfectly possible to get good photos of pups, female and male adults, including fighting males from this area. It’s important that the welfare of the seals should come before taking photos, and the wildlife trust give a link to the RPS Nature Photographers Code of Conduct.
The wildlife trust have a weekly update page that tells you how many seal pups have been born which helps, when planning a visit, to tell when the optimum time to see pups might be.