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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Bottlenose Dolphins

During my recent trip up to Aviemore photographing Ospreys, I was really keen to get across to the Moray Firth to see the Bottlenose Dolphins that can be seen quite close from Chanonry Point.
Having been advised that the best time to see them was after Low Tide, we made sure we were there in plenty of time, as at this time of year it does get quite busy! It is a beautiful estuary the Moray Firth and despite the fresh wind blowing down the beach we settled down in the hope we would at least see some Dolphins.
Our visit coincided with the start of the Salmon run up the estuary and as soon as the tide turned and the Salmon started running up the estuary the Dolphins appeared and were gorging on fresh prime Scottish Salmon. An amazing spectacle to watch, the only disappointment was that I didn't get any shots of them breaching, they were far to busy feeding, but still great to watch.

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7 comments:

  1. Great shots Gary, you do see and photograph some amazing things!

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  2. Great shots Gary, you do see and photograph some amazing things!

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  3. Another set of outstanding images Gary,just reward for all your time and effort.

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  4. A great set of pictures.
    Wonder where that third last picture fits in (the fish completely out of the mouth)

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  5. Gary. More wonderful shots from Scotland. Think you will have to move up there !!! Pity they didn't breach for you. You will have to go back again !!!
    Well done Gary

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