About 10 days ago I returned from a ~7 week trip on Sable Island, 10th Dec 2015 to 3rd February 2016. My Xmas, New Year and birthday was spent on the island with friends, work colleagues, seals and horses. The reason for the visit was, as usual, the work I do with grey seals, and they are plentiful on the island. It was, as usual, a thoroughly enjoyable trip with new sights and experiences.
One late afternoon I spent a few minutes with this pair of seals on the South Beach. The female was a little annoyed with the male, likely due to the copious saliva leaving his mouth.
This day was an extraordinary day on Sable Island. We had high winds, bright sunshine, rain, snow, and overcast skies. The light was absolutely amazing; here you can see the waves of rain approaching the island from the south.