I thought I spotted a dog emerging from the dunes. But No! It was the first seal pup of the season. I scrambled to leash the dogs and get the camera out, but the pup took its time. I hadn’t known they went all the way up to the dunes.

Dog-like shape emerging from the marram grass on the dunes. Seal pup loping across the beach. Seal pup about to plunge into the waves.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz

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