The Seals of Lincolnshire caught in a sand storm

Whilst a sand storm rages around him, one of the seals heads for the surf photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens

During our Seals of Lincolnshire photography holidays, the first group of guests experienced what can only be described as the most extreme weather conditions. From rainstorms to hailstones & sandstorms to rainbows. The conditions were harsh, but the opportunities presented by the ever-changing weather were completely epic as evidenced by the images in this blog post.
A pair of the seals rest on the sand whilst a sand storm rages around them photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens A pair of the seals rest on the sand whilst a storm rages around them photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens A sand storm rages around him, one of the seals with a rainbow caused by the sotrmy conditions photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens Alert and looking at the photographers whilst a sand storm rages around him, one of the seals photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens
The sandstorm in particular, gave rise to some of the most stunning & unique images of grey seals that I have seen.

I especially love how the blowing sands give an atmospheric feel to images below.

It’s somewhat ironic that the harsher the weather conditions, the more epic the photographic opportunities can be.
Asleep on the sand whilst a sand storm rages around him, one of the seals of the Lincolnshire beaches photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens Asleep whilst a sand storm rages around him, one of the seals of the Lincolnshire beaches photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens One of the seals has sand building up against him, due to the ferocity of the wind photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens Resting whilst a sand storm rages around him, one of the seals of the Lincolnshire beaches photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens
In situations like this, shooting at eye level can be challenging, not least because you’d be covered in sand within seconds. Our guide, Sean found that the best way to achieve eye level images such as the one below was to stand at a distance. This way he could capture the moving sandstorm as it swirled around the pup.
Yawning whilst a sand storm rages around him, one of the seals photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens
Jayne Bond was one of the attendees on the first week of our Seals of Lincolnshire photography holidays. She said on this particular day “We’ve been photographing in the worst conditions I’ve ever been in but it was great fun!”– We’ll be publishing some of Jayne’s images from this workshop in a later blog post.
Asleep whilst a sand storm rages around him, one of the seals has sand building up against his head photographed on the Seals of Lincolnshire Photography Holiday run by NaturesLens

JOIN SEAN IN 2018 TO PHOTOGRAPH NORFOLK’S SEALS

Instead of returning to the Seals of Lincolnshire, during November 2018, Sean will be leading a week-long holiday focused on Norfolk Seal photography for NaturesLens, specifically between the dates of November 25 – 30 2018.

The cost is £999 per participant which includes five nights accommodation in a gorgeous cottage on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis; your meals will be warming, homely & plentiful to get you warmed through & filled up after a long day on the beach. Numbers are limited to ensure that the trip is sustainable, ethical & enjoyable for every photographer.

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