Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: -3°C


Adorable seal pup caught sunbathing in Felixstowe

PUBLISHED: 07:33 08 October 2018

The baby seal was spotted near Felixstowe Ferry Picture: BEN ADAMS

The baby seal was spotted near Felixstowe Ferry Picture: BEN ADAMS

This cuddly baby seal was spotted in Suffolk, sunning himself at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club – and one lucky photographer managed to snap the perfect picture.

Seal pup sunbathing at Felixstowe Picture: BEN ADAMSSeal pup sunbathing at Felixstowe Picture: BEN ADAMS

Ben Adams, born in Ipswich but now living in France’s Chamonix Valley, was in Felixstowe on Sunday to photograph the coast after a recent storm.

He spotted the cute creature on and quickly whipped out his camera to capture the moment the seal raised his head.

Mr Adams said: “I must have been about a foot away and the seal had no problem with it at all.

“There are quite a lot of seals in the water at Felixstowe and you can see them regularly from the ferry – but I thought people would like to see this seal up close and personal.”

Worried that the animal was stranded on land or in distress, Mr Adams was reassured by locals that the mother of the pup was a regular sight on the town’s waterfront and the pup was in no immediate danger.

He added: “I think the population numbers are increasing. It is important that these communities thrive and people are aware that respecting these amazing creatures is understood.”

A nurse has told an inquest into the death of a 79-year-old woman at a Suffolk hospital that the ward where the patient fell was not safe because of a staff shortage.

Liz Nice went to Gorleston Pavilion Theatre to see Sleeping Beauty and discovered the answer

Three people responsible for kiling a homeless man in Colchester were today branded as “despicable” by a senior detective.

Eastern Angles is celebrating 30 years of their irreverent Christmas show with the gloriously surreal tale of The Fenland Screamers. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke gets enjoyably lost in this ripping yarn set in the roaring twenties

A project which is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK will see students get first hand experience of the construction industry, without having to leave the comfort of their college campus.

A 52-year-old man from West Yorkshire has been given a suspended prison sentence for grooming offences against a teenage girl from north Suffolk.

A Colchester woman accused of murdering a homeless man whose badly beaten body was found in a stairwell at a Colchester car park has been convicted of manslaughter.

Most read

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24