Huge pod of Dolphins off Skye
I was lucky enough to catch this shot on a boat trip from Armadale on Skye to Knoydart when I was on a photography course recently. I knew there was a huge pod of dolphins around in the Sound of Sleat at the time. They decided to come past and put on a show for us – it was amazing to see dolphins leaping across the full width of the Sound. Estimates I’ve seen said there are up to 200 dolphins in the pod. We spent 10 or 15 minutes enjoying watching them leaping around the boat. There were plenty of cameras out! It proved surprisingly hard to catch them as they jump, though, but I was pleased with this photo.
I was staying in Sleat at the South end of Skye a couple of weeks ago – it’s the first time I’ve been up there in the bluebell season (albeit at the tail end). I had no idea there would be so many!
I loved the light in the woods at the Clan Donald Centre.
On the road to Elgol, just past Cill Chriosd church (Kilchrist), there’s a reed-filled loch (Loch Cill Chriosd). It was a grey day when we were down there, but there was still plenty to photograph. One of the things I particularly liked was this knackered old fence.
Taken from Lower Breakish on Skye, looking towards Dun Caan on the island of Raasay – I love a good Scottish island sunset!
I was on a photography course on Skye recently, when we went on a day trip which included Tarskavaig beach. It was a cracking location to stop and take photos. This beach is lovely, and just around the corner there is a tiny disused church nestled down by the sea. Just over to the west, you can see the dramatic Cuillin Hills from the west coast of Sleat. Tarskavaig is on a loop road which starts at Kilbeg near Sabhal mor Ostaig, and loops round through Tarskavaig and Ord before rejoining the A851 just north of Teangue. .
I was on a photography course on Skye recently, when we went on a day trip which included Tarskavaig beach. It was a cracking location to stop and take photos. This beach is lovely, and just around the corner there is a tiny disused church nestled down by the sea. Just over to the west, you can see the dramatic Cuillin Hills from the west coast of Sleat.
Tarskavaig is on a loop road which starts at Kilbeg near Sabhal mor Ostaig, and loops round through Tarskavaig and Ord before rejoining the A851 just north of Teangue.
I was away on Skye during the week, and have come back with a hoard of photos. During the week we went to Elgol, and passed a herd of Highland cattle in the field. By the time we came back they were all over the road, almost begging us to stop and take a picture or two. I had a wee play around with this photo
Camasunary bothy, Skye
I fell in love with this tiny wee bothy in such an enormous landscape. Camasunary is near Elgol on Skye, at the foot of Bla Bheinn, and right by the sea. Perfect!
We were lucky to climb Bla Bheinn on a hot, still, cloudless day this week. The munro is on the Strathaird peninsula on Skye, and gives stunning views over the Cuillin ridge on a clear day. This was one of my favourites – looking down over the Cuillin ridge, Loch an Athain and Ruadh Stac, with the path that heads out to Sligachan clearly visible.
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Bothy at Camasunary bay, Skye
At the foot of Bla Bheinn (Blaven) on Skye, there’s a cracking wee bothy which is maintained by the Mountain Bothy Association. The bothy is at Camasunary on the Strathaird peninsula, which lies to the South of Bla Veinn. It’s a completely stunning location. The bothy can be used as a base for climbing Blaven, and the Cuillin Ridge. We were surprised we didn’t meet any munro baggers on our short trip, but there were people staying in the bothy each night, despite it still being fairly early in the season.
We camped on the shore for a couple of nights, and took refuge in the bothy on the final night of our trip when the wind was threatening to collapse one of the tents.
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The Old Man of Storr, Skye, with added wow factor courtesy of the light.
The Old Man of Storr, Skye, in the Scottish Highlands
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