Sketching grey seals in watercolor

Study of wildlife along the coastal trails

Text and watercolors by Frits Ahlefeldt. Hiking.org

The Grey Seal is a huge sea predator, living along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the Baltic Sea and other places. The grey seal can reach up to 3.3 m. in length and weight over 300 Kg. (same as four men)

watercolour of Gray Seal
Grey Seal basking on rock (watercolor sketch)
Watercolor of Gray Seal
Grey Seal watercolor study
Watercolor of Gray Seal
Grey Seal watercolor sketch

When hikers walk along coastal trails the Grey Seals can in some places often be seen putting their heads out of the water and looking curious at the hikers. If you put down the backpack and head for a swim they often get even more curious.