Sunday, 24 April 2011

Golspie Seals

I have just returned from a weeks break in Scotland what a place :), my travels have taken me through the Cairngorms and to Loch Garten and up as far as Dunnet head the most northern point of Britain.

There where a number of things I wanted to see on my trip they where Crested Tit, Crossbill, Seals and Dolphin, I managed 3 out of the 4 with a few extras thrown in, I didn't get pictures of them all, but what I did get I will put on my next few posts.

Golspie Seals..

Golspie was around 4 miles from where we stayed in Dornoch and prior to going we had read and seen photos on the web of seals, I wasn't holding out much hope of seeing anything, but with around 90 seals sunbathing you couldn't miss them.

Here are a few shots from when I managed to get close to them at low tide, I am taking it that these are common seals.

All photos taken with Nikon D70 + Sigma 170-500mm

Other sightings in this area where Sandwich Tern, Cormorant, Eider duck, Oyster Catcher, Curlew, Goldeneye, I only managed shots of a couple of these which I will post later in the week once I have been through all the pics :).

Hope you liked the photos.



  1. Lovely shots of the seals Mike.
    I bet you had a great time.

  2. Cheers yes its a great place for wildlife and photo opportunities :) looking forward to going again next year.

  3. Wow...sounds like a great trip! You got some wonderful photos of the seals. Look forward to seeing what else you saw.