It was great to be back on Mull for my annual May holiday after a 2 year break. The weather was truly awful but the wildlife was great and I was delighted to manage a day on Lunga with the puffins.
It was wonderful to return to Lunga and the company of the personable puffins again after missing my regular May trips due to Covid.
Great to be back on Mull in late April 2019 for a week of wonderful wildlife encounters including otters, sea eagles and puffins.
It took four attempts this year, but I finally made it to Lunga for some much needed puffin therapy.
Mixed conditions but an enjoyable week on Mull in the company of sea eagles, otters, little birds and ever so cute young lambs – even if I never made it to Lunga…
What a year! I’ve already written about the first 6 months, so I won’t repeat myself, but it’s fair to say that from a photographic/wildlife watching perspective 2017 has been brilliant. From the bucket list I’ve now landed on the Bass Rock amongst the gannets and photographed fishing ospreys – both unforgettable experiences. I’ve learnt a lot: photographic techniques, field craft and wildlife behaviours. My ambition for 2017 was to focus entirely (okay… so I did venture South of the border to the Farne Islands), on Scottish wildlife, learning as much as I could about a small number of locations and the animals living there. Personally I don’t want to be the kind of photographer who just ticks species off, I want to get to know them intimately and in doing so take better images that capture the essence of the animal I’m photographing. On top of all this I just love being out sharing airspace with these amazing creatures, it’s a real honour. If anything my love of wildlife, Scotland, the outdoors and photography has increased during 2017.
A wonderful week spent in the company of otters on the Isle of Mull.
Mountain hares, otters, puffins, water voles and gannets – photographic highlights from the first half of 2017.