Photographer William Huber spent time in Chatham, Massachusetts, last summer capturing photographs of the gray seals on Cape Cod for a feature story in the magazine. A growing population of these seals have made their home here, with a large concentration on Monomoy Island. The island, which was designated a federal wildlife refuge in 1970, is also a haven for migratory birds. William captured these photographs of the seals in their natural habitat from the air, land and sea. Please enjoy this slideshow of some of our favorites.
Spectators on a seal watch tour snap photos of the gray seals dotting the water in the distance.
Gray seals in the late day sun.
Aerial view of gray seals in the Atlantic waters just off Monomoy Island in Chatham, Massachusetts.
Seals banked on the beach and swimming in the shallow waters on Monomoy Island.
Single gray seal rests in the ocean waters in a position called bottling, with his whole body submerged.
A playful seal swims upside down near a tour boat.
Seals basking in the late day sun on Monomoy Island.
Gray seals in waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Sunset on Monomoy.
Seals basking on a sandbar just off the mainland of Chatham.
All photos/art by William Huber