The Hills of Doggerland - a photo essay

I've been working in a piece of writing for a competition - hence the lack of words here.  I can't publish the competition  work until after the end of the judging - so wish me luck and enjoy these pictures of my trip to the Farne Islands - The Hills of Doggerland.

Inner Farne
Seahouses
Gulls over a fishing boat
Transport to the Island
Lesser Black Backed Gull
On Inner Farne (or On Stewart M)
Puffins
Puffins
Arctic Tern
Kittiwake
Guillemot 
Razorbill
Bridled Tern
The journey home
The journey home II
This whole set of picture will look much better viewed in slide show mode - so click on one image to be able to see them all in a larger format.

Normal (wordy) service will resume soon.  SM

23 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Wishing you good luck with the competition (as instructed!). A nice set of pictures reminding me of my many visits to the Farnes. Thanks.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I was thinking just a day ago that Stewart M hadn't been sighted and perhaps had migrated for the season...

Then blow me down there he was on yonder rock flocking with others of his species!

I completely understand the refocus (it's a lesson I have yet to apply to my own writing needs!) and commend for taking up the challenge; looking forward to reading the results 'cos you know I am a 'fan'!!! YAM xx

Fun60 said...

Great photos. I especially like the four puffins in a row. Best of luck with the writing.

Mary Walkinshaw said...

Love the puffins.. Good luck with the competition!

cheche said...

Huwaw! Thanks for posting this! beautiful places.

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darlin said...

Stewart your photos are breathtaking, love the clarity in the bird shots. You really outdid yourself. The Puffins are so darn cute! :-)

As for writing, I've read some of your writing and you don't need luck by any means, you only need judges whom recognize phenomenal writing! Wishing you all the best.

Cheers.

David Gascoigne said...

Wonderful shots here. Good luck with your competition.

ladyfi said...

Good luck in the competition. Love the first shot and the puffins!

Lee said...

All the best with the competition, Stewart. I await in positive expectancy! :)

NatureStop said...

Great captures Stewart but those Puffins are my favourite! Good luck with the competition and have a great week ahead!

Shantana

Jo said...

Oh it's good to see you for the first time ever! And the birds! I have never seen any of them. The puffins and gullemots and others are beautiful. I'm ready to link to your WBW post, as soon as you have it up this week? Good luck for the upcoming judging. Greetings. Jo

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Best wishes on writing competition! Great pictures, the puffins are so pretty! How nice that you had a bird sitting on you.

Pat Tillett said...

Fantastic photos Stewart!
Good luck on the competition. I'm sure you will do well.

Vagabonde said...

Your photos are superb, really. I loved the bird pictures, but then the scenery in the water is great too. Bonne chance on the competition!

Jo said...

Hi Stewart, I wanted to link my post to you WBW but don't see it here? Where do I find it? I've done a birding post on "Birders" if you have time to check it out! Greetings, Jo

Roy Norris said...

Good luck with the competition Stewart.
Hope that Tern didn't express himself in any way.{:))

Laura said...

What a beautiful series Stewart… I especially enjoyed the puffins! Wishing you much joy in this season of love and light.

diane b said...

Fabulous photos but any wonder with that super lens.Came over from Marie's blog.

Valerie said...

Hi Stewart. I came here via the 'Adventure before Dementia' blog. Your puffins are so cute and I love photos of birds in flight. Like Diane, I think I have lens envy! Happy 2015, Val.

Valerie said...

Hi Stewart. I came here via the 'Adventure before Dementia' blog. Your puffins are so cute and I love photos of birds in flight. Like Diane, I think I have lens envy! Happy 2015, Val.

Esther Joy said...

Beautiful shots! Loved all the bright colors in the first ones... and your bird photos are always exquisite!

mattsmith photography said...

all pics are awesome and too clear.
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Joyful said...

I can see now why your bird photos have such clarity. That is a marvellous camera set up you have. Though it does look a bit heavy to carry around. Enjoyed all the photos.Good luck with the competition!