Seals - Western Isles Seal Sightings - Photos
Here in The Isle of Harris and The Isle of Lewis, we see both grey seals and common (or harbour) seals. Common seals breed from June to August, whilst the grey seals breed later from September - to November
Click the pictures below for larger images
Seals - Photographs - Isle of Lewis and Harris Seal Sightings
While seals can be seen basking at any time of year, seals usually return to the land, firstly to moult. Common seals return August - September time, whilst the grey seals return to the land February - April.
Common seal pups have to be able to swim hours after they are born, as many are born on intertidal mud flats. Because of this their coats are sleek and dark.