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Grey seals on the foamy beaches of Bardsey Island

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On Bardsey Island in Wales, the grey seals lounge on the winter beaches. In December of 2015, local wildlife photographer and naturalist Ben Porter filmed the seals on the sand and in the sea foam that’s sometimes caused by stormy conditions. Wales Online explains:

Seawater contains dissolved salts, proteins, fats, dead algae, and when these are all churned together by breaking waves and tides, the foam, which looks a lot like bubble bath, is created.

Is that a beach boulder or a grey seal in the seafoam?

find the seal in the foam
Porter shares more about the remote locale with captions mixed into the footage. On his site, he pays tribute to his longtime home:

Bardsey Island, or Ynys Enlli in Welsh, holds a special place in my heart. Having visited this magical island off the North Wales coast since I was a young child, I then spent 11 years of my life growing up here with my family after taking on the role of running the island farm in 2007. Lying in the swirling tides off the Llyn Peninsula, this island is home to some spectacular wildlife through all seasons, and its ever-changing seas and weather ensure there’s never a dull moment. Life is governed by the weather, both making for a refreshing change to our technologically-dependent modern-day lives, but also making for a very challenging environment at times. No words or images can fully do justice to the feel and experience of being in this place

seal parent and child
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