Wildlife Photography isn’t something I do a lot of – usually when I attempt it I don’t see anything. I’ve been to Chanonry Point 3 times and never seen a Dolphin. Visited the Otter hide on Skye and saw nothing. Did a wildlife safari in Glencoe and saw nothing – not even any Deer in Glen Etive or at the Kingshouse Hotel! I would love to do more, but when given the choice between spending a day doing landscape photography or wildlife photography, landscapes always win….
Recently though, I was in the North West of Scotland, as a family we went camping to Big Sands Campsite – a fantastic site if you enjoy camping! Whilst we were there, we took a trip on a Glass Bottom Boat (https://glassbottomedboat.co.uk/). It was amazing! It gave me a great opportunity to get some wildlife photography practice in as well. There’s a good chance my species identification may be incorrect – I’m basing it on what I remember being told and what I can figure out online matching my images to other images.
The boat took us around 3 of the Islands that lie close to Gairloch Harbour. The first one we visited was Fraoch – Eilean (Translated from Gaelic to English this would be “Heather Island”.