A photo essay of the raw nature of Northern Germany and the survival of seal colonies on the remote island of Helgoland.
Common seals spend the winter months in the open waters in the northern hemisphere. They frequent the sand banks of the Wadden Sea at low tide and during the pupping season in the spring. In contrast, the whelping season of the grey seal begins during the winter months and lasts into January. During this time, the North Sea swells with white-furred seal pups as they hop along the shores and sand banks.