A selection of photographs taken during May
2010 featuring the scenery and wildlife of the Northwest Highlands of
The view from our holiday cottage at Leacanasigh above the shores of Loch Carron incorporates Plockton and the distant Skye Cuillin.
the distance the prominent height of Beinn na Caillich
Sgurr an Airgid (
Looking up Strath Croe - A' Ghlas-bheinn just left of centre with the serrated shadowed west ridge of Beinn Fhada to it's right.
The head of Loch Duich and The Five Sisters of Kintail.
The picturesque little
In the far distance the
Alfred Wainwright made known his affection
he regularly used to stay, this panoramic view goes a little way to explain why he held it so high in his esteem.
(click on image for a larger version)
Two girls and a buoy.
(Martha and Hetty)
Nesting Sand Martins on the banks of the River Taodail, Strath Carran.
Passing showers – Lochcarron.
Ardtreck Point -
From Idrigill Point to Macleod’s Tables from the head of Loch Caroy.
Healabhal Bheag (centre) and Healabhal Mhor (right).
Hooded Crow and the spoils of a nest raid.
Small boat trips from Dunvegan Castle guarantee close up encounters with the seal colony residents of Loch Dunvegan……………….
……….like this Common Seal youngster.
Strath Carron - Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl the principal high points.
Looking north over the tidal flats at the mouth of the River Kishorn.
Creag a' Chumhaing and Sgurr a' Chaorachain
the two hills that flank the Bealach na
The road passes over Russel Burn where there is a great view up to head of Coire nan Arr.
At the top of Bealach na Ba (2053ft) it is worth parking to take in the views especially those across to Skye and the Cuillin.
Young Red Deer herd.
The famous red-roofed cottage on
Beinn Damh, Maol Chean-dearg and An Ruadh-stac over Loch Coultrie.
It is here that the Glenelg to Kylerhea ferry crosses the shortest gap between Skye and the mainland across the Kyle Rhea.
From left to right - Hamish, Hetty (snorkelling), Bruce, Cad, Martha and Violet.
Spot the ball.
Martha, Hamish and Bruce practice their synchronised mountain descent skills.
Sound of Sleat and Eigg.
Loch Hourn and the distant Cuillins
Bla Bheinn over Loch Cill Chriosd - of Skye's twelve Munros this is the only one not part of the main Cuillin ridge.