NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Hello world: First seal pup of season born on the Ythan Estuary

Seal pup Image copyright Ron Macdonald

The first pup of the season has been born on the Ythan Estuary on Forvie National Nature Reserve.

The site at Newburgh is a popular spot for people to watch seals.

Keen photographer Ron Macdonald captured a shot of the seal on its back, and described its waving pose as a "hello world" moment.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) said: "It's great news. But please don't get too close for the animal's and your own safety."

Image copyright SNH

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