I paid 2 trips to the reserve on Blakeney Point this year - a thin spit of land branching out of the north Norfolk coastline into the north sea, home to a nesting colony of small/common/sandwich terns, common and grey seals. It's stunningly beautiful in the sunshine, or cold and bleak in the wind and rain, and I experienced both this time. Rain hail or shine, it's still one of my favourite places on the planet to photograph wildlife.
From a photographic point of view the bright day was fantastic - and in contrast, the dull wet day was a test of both mine, and the camera's resolve. Both days yielded great rewards though, with 4 new birds for me to photograph for the first time :
As usual, on high tide, the boat got us in close to the seal colony, although the numbers have been greatly reduced, a symptom of the devastating floods that wreaked havoc on the point over the winter. Still, the seals that were there, made fine subjects, and the large colony of sandwich terns put on a good show:
That's Blakeney done for another year, same time same place next year!
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Photographic adventures from from behind the DGPix Wildlife & Nature Photography lens!