Seal Watching on Skye

This evening, I am focusing on the excellent seal watching trips operated from Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye.

Common Seal, Skye, Scotland

Although seals tend to lead a solitary life, groups do form on rocky shores for the purposes of basking, mating and moulting. The bay at Dunvegan offers ideal facilities for the seals with added bonus of protection from a key predator, the Orca Whale.

Basking Seals at Dunvegan, Skye, Scotland

At Dunvegan, Common Seals (phoca Vitulina) are the dominant species with occasional visits by Atlantic Greys (halichoerus grypus).  

Seal with pup at Dunvegan, Skye, Scotland

Subject to weather conditions, I suggest tour guests avail of the small boat trips to visit the seal colony in context of a tour of the Isle of Skye, an experience which offers close-up photo opportunities.

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