Two kayakers were in Forth Estuary, which is a part of the North Sea near Edinburgh, Scotland. The grey seal took the kayakers by surprise and was caught on camera after following the two for roughly a mile.
The grey seal is found on both coasts of the Atlantic Ocean. They typically grow between 1.6 to 2.5 meters in length and can dive for up to 20 minutes continually.
The puppy seal is most likely a juvenile and was curious and friendly with the two, and eventually took a break from its swim to climb aboard. The two kayakers were taken by pleasant surprise and were able to capture the encounter on video.
This rare and fun wildlife encounter serves as a reminder of how great and spontaneous animals can be.