We have been loving your pictures of seals.

Seals by the seaside: Your pictures of pups on the Sunderland and South Shields coast

Seals are frequent visitors to our beaches, come rain or shine - and recently we have had quite a few take a rest stop on our shores.

Whether you've been visiting the seaside at Sunderland or South Shields, many of you have been lucky enough to spot a pup reclining on the sand or enjoying the sunshine. We took a look back through our archive at some of our favourite pictures, taken by you, catching the seals in action - along with some of your recent photographs. See them here in all of their glory.

A big smile. Picture: Steven Lomas.
A big smile. Picture: Steven Lomas.
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Strike a pose! Picture: Lee Ridley.
Strike a pose! Picture: Lee Ridley.
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Barking at the sea. Picture: Steven Lomas.
Barking at the sea. Picture: Steven Lomas.
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Time for a rest. Picture: Lyndsey Kelly.
Time for a rest. Picture: Lyndsey Kelly.
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