Wildlife

Anglers are often privileged to meet wildlife such as otters, whales, shark and other creatures at close quarters. Sometime (all too rarely) we are able to take a half-decent picture of the experience, but I do treasure the few worthwhile shots I do have.

Sea otter in the Sound of Islay, off Jura
Sea otter in the Sound of Islay, off Jura
An otter working the shoreline on Loch Sunart
An otter working the shoreline on Loch Sunart
A Crown of Thorns starfish caught from very deep water in Loch Etive
A Crown of Thorns starfish caught from very deep water in Loch Etive
Thousands of stranded sandeels line the beach at Thorntonloch, East Lothian
Thousands of stranded sandeels line the beach at Thorntonloch, East Lothian
Octopus from St Andrews
Octopus from St Andrews

 

A dolphin races the boat, Loch Carron
A dolphin races the boat, Loch Carron
Otter - Myrton Loch, Galloway
Otter – Myrton Loch, Galloway
A family of dolphins, Sound of Gigha
A family of dolphins, Sound of Gigha
Mike feeding the seal in Dunbar Harbour
Mike feeding the seal in Dunbar Harbour
A basking shark off the NW coast of Mull
A basking shark off the NW coast of Mull

 

A highland red deer stag
A red deer stag from near Loch Leven
Herd of feral goats on the beach near the fossil tree, Ardmeanach
Herd of completely feral goats on the beach, Ardmeanach Wilderness, Mull
Mum and baby seal check me out carefully at Resipond
Mum and baby seal at Resipond, near Durness
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