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Northern Gannet over the North Atlantic

With a massive wingspan of up to 6 feet, the Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) are Britain’s largest sea bird. Like the Fulmar they have only been nesting on the Shetland isles for about a hundred years. I’m impressed with the gannets ability to dive and...

Shetland Pony in Black & White

Another image in Black & White – this time it is of the Shetland pony – a breed of pony originating in the Shetland Isles. Compared to the Exmoor ponies the Shetland brother are much more robust and compact in their body. They are very well suited for...

Black & White Fulmar in the Air

The wind is blowing again and the birds are cruising along the coast line, the mist is gone and its time for some photography. The image is of a Fulmar (Fulmarus) on the west coast of Shetland captured with the Canon 5D Mark II with the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS on a...

Puffin with a mouthful of fish – Shetland

My first puffin in the wild! The Puffin image was captured on Shetland with the Canon 5D Mark II with the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS early in the evening on my second day in this birds paradise. I’m surprised how close you can get to these birds and how close they...

Hearth of Scotland

Having a break in Inverness we have crashed at a cafe with WiFi to do some work and and play with some images in Adobe Lightroom. The above image is from the hearth of Scotland – the very central part of Scotland deep hidden away in the Highlands. We camped near...