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Updated: Jul 6, 2022

Last month I was invited to visit some friends in Shetland. I'd previously met them in the Camargue when we had been photographing the famous horses of that region but this time we were out exploring the wildlife that Shetland is famous for.

Although I'm known for my equine photography, wildlife has always been passion of mine from a very young age so it was only a matter of time before I started to include it in my photography.

I tend to favour incredibly close up face shots and I have a rather long zoom lens which makes this possible without disturbing the actual subject. I also like to show behaviours and creatures in their natural surroundings.

The puffins were in abundance and these pictures were taken on Noss which took 2 ferry rides and an hour walk to get to the location but it was well worth it.

On the second day were incredibly lucky to spot an otter out at sea and we kept low to the ground making our way along the cliffs in the hope that it would come ashore. Our patience and field craft was rewarded and we got not just one but a female and her cub plus 2 dog otters as well.

My final image is of a couple of Arctic Terns known locally as Tirricks. One guarding its' perch as another tries to dislodge it.

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Fabulous images as always - sounds like a great trip.

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