Not by any means a pleasant image and one I thought long and hard about publishing.
To be honest, it's not really the kind of image I would normally have taken, but I did take it and I did so for a very good reason...To highlight what can happen to a wild and vulnerable animal when not given the respect it's deserved by humans.
The first rule of photographing wildlife should always be The Welfare Of The Subject Comes First!!
Sadly, there is no other place in Britain where I have seen this rule broken so many times than at this Lincolnshire Seal colony.
The lengths some so-called photographers will go to get their 'shot' is not only disturbing, but quite frankly disgusting.
Sorry for the rant, I'm not going to go into any great detail on this matter. I know there are many great photographers who have the up most respect for their subjects and environment that read my posts...This is really aimed at the ones who perhaps don't.