Well, if this isn’t the sealiest thing you’ve ever heard!
Artist Claire Eason of Worksop, Nottinghamshire created a giant, 300-foot image of a seal and her pup out of the natural contours of an iconic beach famous for its marine mammals. The picture is so large that it can be seen from space!
The retired family doctor came up with the idea after spotting the seal-shape in the natural formation of an inlet of Beadnell Bay in Northumberland, England.
Says Eason, “I am always keen to use the natural shapes for my artwork and I often use aerial images for inspiration.” After drawing a sketch on paper, she headed to the beach to get to work with her trusty garden rake.
“It took a few hours to complete and I had no idea whether it would work until I got my drone up to see the whole picture, but I was delighted with the result.
“What was most incredible was that I hadn’t realized there was a much smaller shape of a seal pup just under the larger one, so unbeknown to me I had a mother and her baby in the same image.”
Nearby the site of her work is Farne Islands, which is home to England’s largest seal population.