Lucky Londoner and wildlife photographer Julian Cox currently has a seal sunbathing in his back garden. Well, sort of. His flat overlooks St Saviour's Dock near Tower Bridge where this glorious creature is currently basking in the Thames.
"I was given special access out on to the dock this weekend to photograph the seal. Truly amazing! She's very relaxed and comes in regularly on the high tide in the afternoon and just after midnight. She hauls out onto the platform meant for the local mute swan. The swan's not happy. On Saturday the swan was forced to vacate the platform while the seal waited patiently in the water for her chaise longue to become free!"