Monday 9 June 2014

seals in the sun

Thought I would share a few photographs of the seals in Dunvegan bay which I took recently

As you can see they were enjoying the June sunshine almost as much as me!
May and June are my favourite months of the year.

This is Dunvegan bay which has small islets within its sheltered shores. The islets are home to colonies of common seals.

The weather over the past few weeks has been beautiful, the perfect weather for a little boat ride across the bay. The shape of the flat topped mountain, McLeods table, stands clearly in the distance.

                            The seals seem unperturbed by my camera.              

                                                                       only mildly curious.

Seals can often look so sad with their huge watery eyes.

Although this cheeky chap seems to be smiling at me!

And this one, well what a pose for the camera!

And then back to the snoozing....
and why not :)

linking up to Inspiration Avenue 
and also paint party friday 


  1. Oh, your pictures of the seals are so beautiful!! Especially the one with the seal smiling at you.. But the others are wonderful as well. And I'm (almost) sure you will dry this seals in one of your next paintings.Perhaps with one of you lovely mermaids??
    Ciao Beo

  2. Wow what beautiful animals they are and enjoying the sun and laying around, yes they do seem to be posing for your camera. You have such a beautiful country thank you for sharing. It makes me want to travel.

    Hugs Eliza

  3. Dear Morag, how beautiful are those seals (cuties!!!!) and how beautiful is North of Scotland. I am planning to head there in July and I cannot wait! Thank you for sharing!!!

  4. deeply beautiful Morag...thank you for sharing such scared creatures soul is smiling...gorgeous photos..what a beautiful gift to be able to be so close to such magnificent beings....awesome!!
    Hugs..thanks for sharing your magic!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing such beauty and magic with us!

  6. Now I'm really jealous....Dunvegan is a beautiful place. I love it :-) xx

  7. Wonderful photos, I love the seals. I haven't seen any for years! Have a great weekend, Valerie

  8. Beautiful photos. They really seem to enjoy the sunshine.

  9. I love watching seals though I've never seen them in the wild. How lucky for you to live in such a beautiful area with friendly seals. They certainly do look like they were posing for you. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oh - thank you for sharing those wonderful seal photos. What personalities they have. Those soulful eyes would make any puppy dog jealous!

  11. Lovely photos. Glad you have nice weather. We have lots of seals in our river just a mile from the ocean. We are a few blocks form the river. They are so funny to watch

  12. You know what is so amazing about you....that even the photos you take have a hint of your art style....full of gorgeous texture and impressive these are gorgeous!! Who doesn't love that sweet! Yes your photos mirror your artwork...good job! Thanks for sharing this lovely part of your life! I see how you are so inspired...and inspiring!

    Hugs Giggles

  13. They are so cute, you just want to go up and hug them. The photos are fabulous.

  14. What beautiful photos. You are lucky to live in such a scenic place. The seals have such wonderful expressions, might do a picture of one! Happy PPF Emma x


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