Incredible photos show brutal seaside battle between two mighty seals


Blackleaf
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These incredible photos show two grey seals going head to head in a brutal seaside battle amid the crashing waves.

The seals are seen in the throes of a vicious fight, pinning each other down and tearing into each other's backs at Horsey Beach, Norfolk.

Photographer Nick Hurst, of Lavenham, Suffolk, shared the stunning snaps - which show the fiercer side of these mighty mammals often seen as cute - on March 1.

Half of the world's grey seals are found on the British coast.

Incredible photos show brutal seaside battle between two mighty bulls on Norfolk coast


The striking images show two seals in the throes of a vicious fight at Horsey Beach, in Norfolk

They show the two bulls pinning each other down and tearing into one another's backs with sharp teeth

The pictures were captured by photographer Nick Hurst, 49, of Lavenham, Suffolk

By Joe Sheppard For Mailonline
7 March 2017

These incredible photos show two grey seals going head to head in a brutal seaside battle amid the crashing waves.

The seals are seen in the throes of a vicious fight, pinning each other down and tearing into each other's backs at Horsey Beach, Norfolk.

Photographer Nick Hurst, of Lavenham, Suffolk, shared the stunning snaps - which show the fiercer side of these mighty mammals often seen as cute - on March 1.

Nick, 49, said it is capturing 'exhilarating' moments like these that make wildlife photography so rewarding.

Nick said: 'It was a cold, windswept morning. The conditions were, however, perfect as the sun rose and the light was low catching the swell of the crashing waves on the beach.

'Seals tend to spend a lot of time just laying around on the sand banks. But this is punctuated by intense moments of males fighting and the most amazing courtship routines.'

The seals in the throes of a vicious fight were captured on camera at Horsey Beach in Norfolk


The bulls square up to one another. The photographs show the animals - often seen as cute - in a more aggressive light


In this dramatic picture, the seals wrestle on the sand as the waves crash around them


The left seal shows an expression of pain as his fierce opponent tears into his back with its sharp teeth


The mighty mammals are so engrossed in their battle as sea water washes over them in the morning sun


Heavyweight bout: Bull seals are very large animals and can weigh anything up to 900lbs


Photographer Nick Hurst, who captured the powerful images. He said it is 'exhilarating' pictures like those taken on Horsey Beach that make wildlife photography so rewarding


Try to get out of this one: One of the seals is pinned down in the showdown


One of the bulls raises his paw to come crashing down on his opponent who is going to bite his neck


The worthy opponents look exhausted as they flop down on to the brown sand


Read more: Seals become locked in brutal battle on Norfolk beach | Daily Mail Online
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Curious Cdn
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See? I told you we should club them when they're pups .

... for their own safety, don't you know!
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

See? I told you we should club them when they're pups .

... for their own safety, don't you know!

In civilised Britain we're a nation of animal lovers. Our government doesn't sanction the bludgering to death of the local wildlife as governments do in less enlightened foreign parts.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

In civilised Britain we're a nation of animal lovers. Our government doesn't sanction the bludgering to death of the local wildlife as governments do in less enlightened foreign parts.

The civilized British love their animals and hate their children.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

The civilized British love their animals and hate their children.

Rubbish. Children in Britain are trested better than they are in almost every other country on Earth.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Rubbish. Children in Britain are trested better than they are in almost every other country on Earth.

Yeah, yeah.

They're yuge!
 
Danbones
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...ah, so loverly

CC and cannuck's first date
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

...ah, so loverly

CC and cannuck's first date

No point in clubbing this brainless one over the head.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Yeah, yeah.

They're yuge!

Because they're well fed.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Because they're well fed.

Not like our poor starving waifs, out here in the colonies, eh?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Not like our poor starving waifs, out here in the colonies, eh?

You're children are well fed because Canada is a former British colony.
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

No point in clubbing this brainless one over the head.

anytime your man enough dearie I live in midland ontario
not too far from your trailor
I expect a pm on a place and a time and a date by supper time tonight

we can dance in the parking lot by the pale moon light

bring a driver to carry you home chickensh!T
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

anytime your man enough dearie I live in midland ontario
not too far from your trailor
I expect a pm on a place and a time and a date by supper time tonight

we can dance in the parking lot by the pale moon light

bring a driver to carry you home chickensh!T

I have a moral issues with beating up pathetic winos. I might buy you a jug of Baby Duck, tho.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Rubbish. Children in Britain are trested better than they are in almost every other country on Earth.

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