Since a couple of years it is possible again to encounter seals on our Belgian coastline! For a long time they were gone, and if you wanted to see seals, you had to go to France, Holland or England. But since 2008 they have picked a spot on the coast and decided to come here every winter and even in increasing numbers. Every high tide they come and rest on the beach or in the harbour, and are quite easy to approach. Since I love to observe and photograph seals, I’m very happy they’re back and are staying! And it seems I’m not the only one, lots of beach-tourists are quite surprised to see seals on these beaches and are pleased to be able to see them up close!