Friday, August 07, 2009

Bass Rock 2009 - Part 2

Approaching Bass Rock

Photographer on the boat!

An amazing spectacle.




Sailing round the rock.

The back of Bass Rock - Just astonishing!!

Our boat - "The Fisher Lassie".









My second post from my trip to Bass Rock on 30th May 2009. On this trip we got the opportunity to sail the full 360 degrees around the rock and see for ourselves the sheer size of this magnificent Gannet colony.

The sheer numbers of birds is just breathtaking. We had superb visibility all day, not a cloud in the sky which in fact was a bit of a nightmare for taking pictures of white birds, but you have to go with what you have, that's the wonder of wildlife photography.

Would I return to the rock for a third time, well the answer to that question - Oh Yes! I am quite happy with the portrait shots of the Gannets that I have captured but next time I would like to concentrate more on taking images of the large volume of birds that are present on the rock.

4 comments:

Little Brown Job said...

That's one cracking shot of the Gannet diving.

Matt Latham said...

Great stuff Steve!!

Steve Race said...

Thanks guys for your comments.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Great post Steve, love the diving shot.