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Donna Nook on the Lincolnshire coast is home to one of the UK's most important grey seal colonies and is one of the best places to view seals in Britain. Between October and December the grey seals come ashore to breed, and in 2008 more than 1000 pups were born here. The Donna Nook colony is close to an RAF bombing range, but the seals are thriving and live undisturbed by the noise of the planes.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust manages Donna Nook as a nature reserve with the agreement of the Ministry of Defence.


Laurent Geslin documented the grey seals of Donna Nook for Wild Wonders of Europe.
For further information or a wider selection of images, contact timaldred@naturepl.com.
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) in shallow water with waves breaking behind, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) in shallow water with waves breaking behind, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) bull sniffing photographers tripod, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. WWE BOOK.  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) bull sniffing photographers tripod, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION. WWE BOOK.
Two Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) fighting, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Two Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) fighting, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Two Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) aggressive behaviour, wind blowing sand, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Two Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) aggressive behaviour, wind blowing sand, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) males fighting, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) males fighting, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pair calling, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008 Wild Wonders kids book.  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pair calling, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008 Wild Wonders kids book.
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) mating behaviour, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) mating behaviour, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup, portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup, portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup lying on its back with its mouth open, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008. WWE INDOOR EXHIBITION  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup lying on its back with its mouth open, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008. WWE INDOOR EXHIBITION
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with pup at breeding site in dunes, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with pup at breeding site in dunes, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with flipper in its mouth, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with flipper in its mouth, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Sign pointing the way to Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Sign pointing the way to Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
People using mobile phone to photograph Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup through fence, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / People using mobile phone to photograph Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup through fence, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Photographers and Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) on beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Photographers and Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) on beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
People watching Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) at breeding site in dunes, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / People watching Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) at breeding site in dunes, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) group lying on beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) group lying on beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) bulls fighting covered in mud, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) bulls fighting covered in mud, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Two Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) males fighting, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Two Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) males fighting, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) on beach with wind blowing sand, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) on beach with wind blowing sand, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup on snow covered beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup on snow covered beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) lying on beach, snowing, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) lying on beach, snowing, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) on snow covered beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) on snow covered beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) on beach with snow, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) on beach with snow, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) covered in sand, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) covered in sand, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup in shallow water, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup in shallow water, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup trying to get through fence, breeding site, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup trying to get through fence, breeding site, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) group with two looking, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) group with two looking, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) rolling over, with sand being blown by wind, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) rolling over, with sand being blown by wind, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with pup at breeding site in dunes, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with pup at breeding site in dunes, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup, portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup, portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup lying on its back, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup lying on its back, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with pup, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with pup, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) interacting with pup, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) interacting with pup, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with pup, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with pup, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with pup, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) with pup, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup in snow, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pup in snow, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) courtship, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) courtship, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Two Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Two Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) mating behaviour, male pinning down female, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) mating behaviour, male pinning down female, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pair, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pair, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) moving up beach using flippers, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) moving up beach using flippers, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Common seal (Phoca vitulina) pup lying on beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Common seal (Phoca vitulina) pup lying on beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) lying on beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008.  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) lying on beach, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008.
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Geslin / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK, November 2008
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