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.
A weekend of wildlife including elusive puffins, seabirds, red squirrels, hares and red kites.
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.
My aspiration when it comes to wildlife photography is to stick to a few species and spend as much time as is possible watching them – not only is this a joy to do but hopefully it will lead to more interesting images.
They may be busy, but there’s some wonderful wildlife to see on The Farne Islands including puffins, guillemots, fulmars and razorbills.
Mountain hares, otters, puffins, water voles and gannets – photographic highlights from the first half of 2017.
Puffins are amazing little seabirds – not only are they gorgeous to look at during the breeding season and certainly