While we were up in Northumberland we went on a trip round the Farne Islands to see the seals, I can recommend it highly even if you aren't normally a animal photographer.
These Grey Seals seemed as interested in us as we were in them
I can recommend Farne Island Boat Tours
the skipper was a wildlife enthusiast and photographer, he took extra pains to get us good positions to take snaps.
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