Norfolk, November 2008.

Sarah and i stayed in norfolk for a few nights as a late honeymoon, on the way to blakeney we stopped off beside a field containing huge numbers of pink footed geese. The sun was getting lower in the sky and the clouds thickening so as more pink footed' flew in i grabbed some shots of them against the light so as to get some silhouette images. Amazing to watch and listen to them overhead, and how they just drop a wing and tumble down losing height, they almost turn themselves over.

I wanted to visit horsey in the hope of photographing the grey seal colony there. Sarah had not been before and was hoping to see some pups. On arrival there was significant workings going on with machinery, it looked like there wasn't any seals present. But a little further on we began to pick out the seals and eventually locating some pups on the beach. They weren't bothered by the workings at all, the pups sleeping as the lorries drove past within yards.

It was great working with the seals and some behaviour that i hadn't noted the year before was great to watch. The adult seals seemed to be paired up and playing and frolicking around in the water, with what looked like the female standing atop the male as he lay in the water. The weather was pretty good but the wind was very strong at times with sand blizzards sweeping across the beach and seals. It wasn't long before id rattled off over a 1000 shots and so we then left the colony. The next morning was our last but despite a good forecast the weather was in fact awful so we ended up walking the beaches at holme, but we did watch the yellow browed warbler there which was a great finishing bonus.
Below are some images from the grey seal colony.