Friendly Grey Seals Get Up Close and Personal With Diver Near Farne Islands, UK


Several friendly grey seals gave a human underwater visitor a thorough inspection during an encounter off the coast of Farne Islands in Northumberland, England.

Ben Burville self-recorded this May 2019 video, which shows two seals swimming around him during a dive – with one even placing a limb over his head.

Burville told Storyful that he spent a lot of time with grey seals underwater. “These animals have taught me how to dive with them in a way they feel comfortable,” he said.