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Whale watching.
« on: February 09, 2011, 06:09:25 am »
Well, it wont be that long till we get out and see the whales again..

Living where I am, the village is an ideal place to watch out for whales.

Its situated along side Yell Sound, opposite Ulsta, on the Island of Yell..

This stretch of water gets many Pods of killers every year, they normally appear south of Bigga Isle opposite Ulsta..

But on occasions they hunt along the banks of my village, and what a thrilling feeling you get when you see them..

In the summer months I spend a lot of time looking for them... Last year a Humpback passed south, very close to the village, only a matter of two hundred feet from the shore, I did get a few shots of it with my camera, but the wind was so strong, it was causing camera shake, so please excuss the pics.

This Humpback was the one that got entangled the next day, by lobster pot lines.. It was trapped for a couple of days, then a creel boat went out and cut it free..

What I use ..



Camera & scope.



Distant shots of killers.



Feeding on fish. on a rip tide..



Killers in the sunset off the village pier..



Humpback whale.





Then some White sided Dolphins, this was at Weisdale Voe.



Backlit by the sun.



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Re: Whale watching.
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 06:34:18 am »
I was going to have a break from birdwatching this weekend, when I saw a report from Shetland Wildlife.. A pod of three killers are heading north on the east side of Shetland, last sighted at Dalsetter in the south..

So I made my way to south of Cunningsburgh at Mousa Sound, there I met up with another two cars wae whalewatchers. but the whales seemed to have disappeared, so I decided that rather than going back home with nothing in my camera, I thought I would take a few shots of the Seals up on the rocks..

Seals.









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Re: Whale watching. Killers at Braewick..
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 10:03:49 am »
I got a text saying killers at Braewick.

When I got there I did'nt see any.

So I ordered my lunch..

Then a short time later, one of the touristes spotted them, it was two bulls, they were hidden from view in one of the many geos..

Lots of people made there way to the cliffs, but owing to a sore back, I opted to stay at the cafe, which was a bit o a pity, as I have seen Hughs pics. and they are stunning. mine were taken two miles away.. how do I know that, cause Mark had set his mileometer, and told me when he returned..

Killers being watched from the cliffs.














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