Category Archives: photography

Deer count from the air

Jamie Hammond is a Deer Management Officer for Scottish Natural Heritage. One of the more dramatic tasks he works on is helicopter-based census work. It’s a tried and trusted way to accurately count deer, and here he reveals a little … Continue reading

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Protecting Scotland’s maerl beds

The Scottish Government used an Urgent Marine Conservation Order (MCO) for the first time at the end of 2014, to protect a fragile ecosystem in the sea off Arran. Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead made the order in response to fishing … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Priority Marine Features – serpulid reefs

Scotland’s coasts and seas are home to around 8,000 animal and plant species. Priority Marine Features (PMFs) are the  81 species and habitats that we consider to be conservation priorities in our waters. The PMF list is used to help … Continue reading

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Species of the month – red squirrel

Jenny Bryce is an SNH operations officer and wildlife ecologist, who leads on projects involving squirrels and wildcats.  For our regular Species of the Month post Jenny takes a look at a species close to her heart – the red … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Priority Marine Features – bottlenose dolphins

Priority Marine Features (PMFs) are species and habitats that we consider to be conservation priorities in Scottish waters. Our coasts and seas are home to around 8,000 animal and plant species. The PMF list is used to help target future … Continue reading

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Beautiful Scotland – a bird’s eye view

Regular readers of our blog might have noticed a recurring theme of nature and technology. So, when we saw freelance filmmaker John Duncan’s short film, Beautiful Scotland, a stunning product of this relationship, we asked John to say a few … Continue reading

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Laurie Campbell – part two

Today we continue our look at the work of one of Scotland’s leading natural history photographers – Laurie Campbell. Having made the leap from film into the digital world Laurie talks about some of his favourite projects, a close encounter … Continue reading

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Laurie Campbell

Today’s blog features one of Scotland’s leading natural history photographers – Laurie Campbell.  His award-winning photographs regularly appear in magazines, books, exhibitions and displays. With an impressive array of photography awards to his name it is interesting to note that … Continue reading

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Mountain badgers at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

It’s true that animals can pop up in unusual places. Viewers of the recent series of BBC’s Springwatch will have seen a badger swimming out to an island on Minsmere RSPB reserve, and been amazed to witness an adder scaling … Continue reading

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Windows on Wildlife

Whether it is a glimpse of a roe deer while walking the dog, or a hedgehog seen foraging in the garden, these small wildlife encounters are often the highlight of our day.  Usually we enjoy the moment and then share … Continue reading

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