Seal pup waves to camera while sunbathing on British beach

A quick wave to the fans (Picture: Johan Siggeson/Caters News)

A photographer managed to capture the moment a seal pup enjoyed having his picture taken so much he began waving for the camera.

Johan Siggeson took pictures of the adorable seal showing off at Horsey beach in Norfolk just as the sun came out.

He said: ‘It was an amazing experience to spend time with these seals.

‘We had some horrible weather the first days with rain, hail and wind.’

Johan, who is originally from Sweden but lives in Malta, spent time with the seals at the sandy beach on the east coast of the UK, popular with tourists for its seal spotting.

Seals are often seen bathing on the sand during the winter months, with the seal in Johan’s picture stretching out and holding up its flipper to say hello.

The seal appears to scratch its head as he spots the camera (Picture: Johan Siggeson/Caters News)
And back to basking in sunshine (Picture: Johan Siggeson/Caters News)

Mr Siggeson, who took the pictures earlier this month, later wrote on Facebook: ‘Back to the babies again then. It’s easy to be drawn to these cuties when working on the beach here in the UK.

‘If you lack a bit of inspiration there’s always a cute pup around.’

He said he took the picture using a 600mm lens from at least 10 meters away from the animal and it appeared in ‘complete bliss’.

Common seals come ashore to give birth from November to January which means winter can be a busy time for seal spotting.

North of the beach is Blakeney Point nature reserve which is home to Common and Grey seals.

Earlier this month the National Trust said grey seal pup numbers at its Blakeney Point reserve broke all previous records.

There were 3,068 at the reserve by December 12, compared with last year’s total of 3,012 and around 2,000 in 2014.


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