Mother and Child | Joel Walley Wildlife Photography
A young Grey Seal pup (Halichoerus grypus) and its mother huddle together on the sand dunes at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire. It was wonderful to see the mother interacting with the pup, who clearly wanted to play. She would repeatedly bat him away with her flipper, and carefully scratch him on the head and back with such affection. If he got too far away she would simply roll over and grab a hold of him to keep him in check. The white fur of the pup shows it to be a rather young pup, hence why the mother was so keen to keep him close.

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