Tommy's "Wild Life" adventures. Lifestyle and island living insights on the most remote inhabited community in the UK.
Fair Isle, Shetland Islands, Scotland. - Population 45 Resident Islanders, 1200 Sheep, 20,000 Puffins and a few rare birds.
There were as many as 40 Minke Whale, 60 Dolphin & one Humpback Whale seen from Fair Isle for about a week in a feeding frenzy. Sometimes I could see them from my house or garden. Sometimes they were very close to shore. Sometimes the Whales were quite distant and binoculars really helped get a better view. Still, it is always an amazing sight to see a Whale. I found Minke Whales much harder to photograph than Killer or Humpback Whales, Minke Whales are much faster with smaller fins and a less obvious spout or spray to alert you to their presence. These are a few photos I got while the Whales were close to shore.