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Sooty The Seal

By grinningsoul2011
Taken at Donna Nook Lincolnshire. This pup has now finished suckling and shed its pups white coat to reveal a very unusual black coat, usually they range from light grey with dark spots and splogges to dark grey with darker spots. From my experience of previous visits I have never seen an all black seal and the Wardens said it is a very rare event.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Atlantic Grey Sealand Wildlife

Voters: stevenb, buxton, M_squared and 10 more

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25 Dec 2011 8:59AM
A pleasing image. Well spotted.

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Maiwand 11 3 73 England
25 Dec 2011 9:22AM
A lovely shot Janet. I looked at this one but was unable to get a shot as good as this. Excellent.
Happy Christmas to you. Best wishes for a successful and prosperous new year.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Dec 2011 2:26PM
What a beautiful creature, I've never seen a black one before. Happy Christmas to you, Ed
Thank you M-Squared Ron and Ed, for taking time to look and comment.

Ron it took ages trying to get a good position to photograph this little fellow, it still isn`t brilliant but thought it was worth posting because he is so unusual.

I hope you have all had a very Merry Christmas and wish you all a Healthy, Wealthy New Year with lots of great Photography opportunitiesWink
27 Dec 2011 7:48PM
Hi Love this capture ,oh what lovely eyes regards gray.
Thanks Gray
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10 441 18 England
28 Dec 2011 7:15PM
This is truly beautiful, Janet - just love those huge, soulful eyes and the black velvety coat textures. I wasn't lucky enough to get a shot of this little black beauty, but your image more than makes up for it Smile Hope you had a good Christmas and I wish you and your family all the very best for 2012.
Sylvia thank you glad you like him he really was something special. Hope 2012 brings lots of exciting photography opportunities, wishing you your husband, hounds and family a Healthy, Wealthy New YearSmile
28 Dec 2011 9:13PM
Wow, he's superb, a first for me too...Wink
Thank you Martin

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