An artist from the United Kingdom has created a giant image of a seal and her pup using the natural contours of an iconic beach known for its marine mammals.
Claire Eason used a garden rake to carve a 300 foot picture so big it can be seen from space.
The retired family doctor came up with the idea after spotting the seal-shape hidden in the natural formation of an inlet of Beadnell Bay in Northumberland, England.
55-year-old Claire, from Worksop in Nottinghamshire, said, “I am always keen to use the natural shapes for my artwork and I often use aerial images for inspiration.
“I’ve been to Beadnell hundreds of times over the years but I’ve never noticed that an inlet leading to a bridge at the far side of the beach resembles the outline of a seal.
This area is well known for seals and there are thousands living at the Farne Islands which is just off the coast.
“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.”