Come and join me and the gang as we get the seal of approval as we visit the Farne Islands in Northumberland in October 2013. We’ve been visiting here for the last six years to say hello to the seal pups and we’ve never had this much interaction before – they were everywhere and all over us!!!! After a nightmare drive there with the worst traffic coupled with the imminent arrival of the St. Jude’s storm we didn’t think this trip was going to be worth the effort but once again the seals made every second worthwhile…….
Enjoy the show!!!
Filmed on location in the Farne Islands, UK with the help of Sovereign Divers.
Cameras: Hero2 and Hero3 with no filters and next to no lights (seals didn’t like the lights!!)
Music: Imagine Dragons, “On top of the world”.
Extra disclaimer: The seals are wild animals and approach the divers entirely by their own choice. No seals are forced to interact or forced to stay. No seals are harmed by diver interaction.
Extra extra disclaimer: These seals are young pups who are very curious about the area in which they live. At the time of year that this was filmed the seals were about 2 months old and already 2m long and about 200-300lbs in weight. As always once the seals get older and move off to form colonies of their own elsewhere and the majority of them will not see people again. Fully adult seals are rarely this interactive and whilst tolerant of divers they tend to keep away after their first year of diver visits.
On 21st April 2014 I hit the unimagined target of 1 million views!!!! I never thought this video (which I knocked together for fun) would be seen and enjoyed by so many people or shared on such a massive scale!!!! Thanks go out to all viewers of Seal of Approval and I am happy that you all enjoyed my film – Happy diving to you all!!!
EXTRA VIDEO UPDATE!!!
On 28th April GoPro posted their own edit of the footage and made a swwwweeeetttt edit for people to enjoy as well!!! Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U-91r-57_c