The incredible 1000 foot cliffs of Boreray, St Kilda
Abandoned fishing boat
Sunset over Northton salt marshes, South Harris.
Sea pinks, Seilebost marshes, South Harris.
Seilebost beach, South Harris.
Sunset over Taransay
Hen harriers are incredibly rare in the mainland, but they thrive on the moors of the Hebrides
Shrine on South Uist. Whilst Lewis and Harris are staunchly Presbyterian, the neigbouring Uists are Roman Catholic.
It is hard to go anywhere without being mobbed by a redshank.
Lapwing in a machair meadow. With no ground predators (apart from introduced hedgehogs) ground nesting birds thrive.
Short eared owl. This bird was taking shelter behind a rock from gale force winds.
Loch Druidibeg, South Uist. Pretty typical terrain.
The moors echo with the sound of curlews calling.
This postbox was seven miles down a single track dead end lane.
Lochs, moor and mountains on North Uist
Stonechat calling to his mate
A short eared owl in hunting mode.
Kisimul Castle, Barra – seat of the Clan Macneil
Puffins are numerous on the unoccupied Mingulay
Looking over the Sound of Barra towards Eriskay and South Uist
The fishing port of Northbay, Barra.
Older, and far more remote than Stonehenge, the Callansih stones are the must see site on lewis
Loch, moor and mountains of Lewis
A pair of fulmars on the Butt of Ness, allegedly the windiest place in Britain
Wild Soay sheep on Hirta, the main island of the St Kilda archipelago which was famously evacuated in 1930.
Boreray is home to one of the largest gannet colonies in the world, and in this image you can see how they fold themselves into an arrow to dive.
The wonderful beaches on the west side of the islands are predominately made up of sea shells.
A pastoral scene on South Uist
The Outer Hebrides comprise some 119 islands situated some 40 miles and more beyond the west coast of Scotland. They stretch 135 miles north to south and the 19 inhabited islands are home to 27,000 people. The terrain is varied but almost universally inhospitable other than some picture postcard beaches. The wildlife is astonishing. This gallery gives a bit of a flavour of these islands and their wildlife.