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Sea loch bounty

Fresh back from another long road-trip up to the western Highlands of Scotland, I’ve finally managed to have a look through some of the 2000 images that I didn’t delete from my memory card!

As ever I’m simply blown-away by the sheer variety, diversity and density of life in these unique marine eco-systems.

Terry and I visited Loch Fyne, Lock Creran, Loch Duich and Loch Carron during an epic 6-day, 1600-mile trip. This time we were also joined by talented underwater photographers Rob Cuss and Spencer Burrows – who both also happen to be bloody nice blokes too :)

It was nice to share my knowledge of these sites built up over the past 7 years with people new to the area, and watch how some-one else photographically interprets the sights on offer. All very inspiring stuff indeed.

So, without further a-do, here are some images from the week:

 

Firework anemone
Firework anemone

 

Thornback ray
Thornback ray

 

 

Dahlia anemone on brittlestar bed
Dahlia anemone on brittlestar bed

 

Cold-water reef life
Cold-water reef life

 

Phosphorescent sea-pen
Phosphorescent sea-pen

 

 

Deep-water life
Deep-water life

 

Dead men's fingers
Dead men’s fingers

 

 

Brittlestar bed
Brittlestar bed

 

Clear water shallows
Clear water shallows

 

 

Diver over brittlestar bed
Diver over brittlestar bed

 

 

Dog whelk
Dog whelk

 

Sand goby
Sand goby