Pictures show a seal wearing plastic swimming goggles it picked up at sea – with nature lovers saying it sends a dangerous warning about pollution.
The animals was snapped preparing to go for a dip in the sea at Horsey Beach, Norfolk.
John Boyle, 58, took the photo on a day trip to the beach on September 20.
Photographer John, from Bentley, Suffolk, told how he had taken granddaughters Emily, eight, and Izzy, five, to see the seals who come into land to give birth to their pups.
He said: “I was shocked when I saw this seal – with a pair of swimming goggles around its neck.
“Although it may initially look amusing, the goggles could cause welfare issues if they get stuck around an animals neck like that.
“This demonstrates the detrimental impact our careless disposal of plastic can have on our marine life.
“It saddened me on what had otherwise been an amazing wildlife encounter.”
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