Adorable seal pup caught sunbathing in Felixstowe

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 ADAMS

Seal 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.”


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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.”

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