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The highland lochs are hosting large numbers of geese ,some stay all year others head south for the winterardessie falls_15

The new gallery poster is now ready wildlife photography and drawings on show .

The rabbits are having a good year ,lots of grass due to wet warm weather . The buzzards are also doing well taking all the unwary young . rabbit

People find them beautiful and fascinating or view them with loathing and fear, Im in the first camp although when looking for them in the long grass a touch of fear is not far from the surface .This one was warming itself near Loch Ness in the morning sun, although common in many parts of the Highlands ,in our area of Dundonnell I am still to spot one .a1s.jpg

a1 (2).jpgAt this time of year Badgers in the highlands of Scotland are hunting early and it is possible to photograph them while it is still light. There sense of smell is very good so stay down wind of them and try to make as little noise as possible.This Badger is part of a large group living in sand dunes on the coast.

One of the new series of sand shots on show in the gallery
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As the days grow longer in the Scotish highlands the low sun creates dramatic landscapes, on bolder beach the light skims the textured rock surfaces showing up every detail of amazing location.rock blo

Bolder beach

This beach has got to be one of the most amazing places to visit along our coastline in wester-ross . The rocks dropped here by the glaciers sit on a bed of softer rock and have eroded out and now sit like exhibits in natures own art gallery . To add to this strange landscape bright green seaweed grows from the base rocks and the winds create long lines of cloud .

A good days hunting

I spent about two hours watching this otter hunting around rocks near Grunyard Island in that time he caught a small lobster ,Crabs, Butterfish ,and a couple of large Ling. By the end of the hunt he looked well and truly full . Strong westerly winds for the last few days may have made fishing difficult , so he may well have been making up for lost time . Along the rocky coast line of Scoraig and the surrounding area Otters seem to be doing very well and there seems little shortage of prey. More otter photos from the area can be seen at http://www.scoraigarts.co.uk

Scoraig otter in seaweed

The new otter cubs are spending more time in the water,larger prey caught by the mother is taken to the shore for the young to tear apart . If the mother keeps a fish for herself she is harass by the cubs until she gives it up or until she can find a quiet place away from her young where she can eat in peace.