Category Archives: Wildlife Photography

A blog about my work as a wildlife photographer

No Work in the Midday Sun!

aird-buzzard

One of the pair of buzzards that regularly hunt around the house decided that it was time to take in the surroundings which had that lovely warmth provided by a low sun .  Despite it being mid day it is not getting to high above the horizon at the moment but it makes for some wonderful light, certainly better than the harsh light of mid summer!  After a leisurely break on the post the buzzard was soon back to the air and found some success before deciding to move to other hunting grounds. 

Not as glamorous but…..

There are two areas that I regularly see wild goats - the Ardnamurchan peninsular and the A87 between Inverinate and Glen Shiel. For most they are either glimpsed briefly as they graze at the side of the road or they are the cause of you having to come to a stand still as them casually amble across the busy main road to Skye.

There are two areas that I regularly see wild goats – the Ardnamurchan peninsular and the A87 between Inverinate and Glen Shiel. Mostly they are either glimpsed briefly as they graze at the side of the road or they are the cause of me having to come to a stand still as them casually amble across the busy main road to Skye.  However, when time permits, it is always good to stop awhile and observe them feeding and though they may not be as glamorous as many other of Scotland’s mammals they are nonetheless fascinating to study.

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Aird Dolphins Match Miami in Sleat Superbowl

 

Test

A break from the computer to make a drink was rewarded by a pod of early season dolphins coming in to the Sound of Sleat.

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August Inversion – A Tough Day Ahead!!

Up Before

Up before the alarm this morning and greeted with sea mist on the Sound of Sleat

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The First of the Few

The First of the Few

RJ Mitchell’s inspiration?

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Nature and Nurture

Test

A leisurely breakfast for some friends we had staying was interrupted by a pod of around 20 or so Harbour Dolphins tracking around the Sound of Sleat North East towards Armadale.

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Beyond the Obvious

The starting point - Bluebells in the Woods

The starting point – Bluebells in the Woods

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Song, Sun and Sea Eagles

A morning stroll towards the Point of Sleat was a joy in so many way.

Effortless grace

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Friday Night Traffic Chaos

A long journey South to North with Sally Traffic announcing the typical litany of road congestion – “M3 junctions 2 to 4, M6 junctions 12 – 19, M62 closed between 5 & 6” etc etc.  Fortunately that was all behind but after Rannoch Moor I had a hold up of my own.

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The snow on the hills had brought these youngsters down to the road to forage and graze.

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Tales of the Unexpected

A journey to watch and hopefully photograph the many red kites that are now found in Buckinghamshire turned up an unexpected siting!

A journey to watch and hopefully photograph the many red kites that are now found in Buckinghamshire turned up an unexpected siting!

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