Male grey seal

Male grey seal

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Caption: Male grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) during a sandstorm. The grey seal gives birth to a single pup after a gestation period of just under a year. A pup is nursed for up to two months before becoming independent. The grey seal lives in large groups in coastal waters in the North Atlantic Ocean. It feeds almost exclusively on fish. Photographed in December, on a sandbank, near the Humber estuary, in Lincolnshire, UK.

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