THE MAMMAL & REPTILE GALLERY

(Contains 30 photos)
GREY SEALS & PUPS GALLERY portfolio The Grey seal is Britain's largest carniverous mammal. When at sea, grey seals hunt alone; it is only on land that they congregate, often in their thousands. The seal's large eyes enable it to see well in dark murky waters.
The life-span for grey seals is 26-38 years. Grey seals breed fron September to December around British shores. The female gives birth to a single pup on a shore crowded with hundreds of other seals. At birth the the baby is covered with a thick , creamy white coat, but this is replaced by a greyish jueveile coat after about 3 weeks.
The pup grows quickly on its mothers milk, and she abandons her offspring after 3 weeks ready to mate again. The pups left on the beach, driven by hunger, soon take to the sea to find their first solid food.
(Contains 18 photos)
STOATS (KITS) portfolio It is always a pleasure to find something to photograph near to home and these wild Stoats are part of a family of stoats that return to the same coastal location every year. The kits are located within the stones of a retaining wall to an estuary path. The tide laps at the base of the rocks and the seaweed can be seen in some of the images. This gives a special feel to the images and the kits run unseen through the rocks and on occasions pop up out of the rocks next to your feet.
(Contains 10 photos)
MOUNTAIN HARE, SCOTLAND portfolio Brown Hare from the Isle of Mull.
(Contains 22 photos)
RED SQUIRRELS portfolio
(Contains 7 photos)
BADGERS portfolio
(Contains 7 photos)
HARVEST MOUSE portfolio
(Contains 4 photos)
HEDGEHOGS portfolio
(Contains 19 photos)
New, Brown Hare Gallery portfolio A recent and ongoing project.
(Contains 2 photos)
POLECAT portfolio
(Contains 3 photos)
REINDEER (SCOTTISH, WESTERN CAIRNGORMS) portfolio
(Contains 4 photos)
RABBIT GALLERY portfolio
(Contains 3 photos)
DOLPHINS, Isle of Mull portfolio Common Bottlenose Dolphins from the Isle of Mull
(Contains 4 photos)
HIGHLAND COWS portfolio Okay, not exactly wildlife, but cute and they live in the same place as red deer so they get my vote. The "Heery Coo" presents an irresistable image to a photographer.
(Contains 11 photos)
MOUNTAIN GOATS (WELSH) portfolio In the wintertime the Mountain Goat moves down from the high ground and is more easily seen. The kids rarely move from their mothers and provide a springtime spectacle.
(Contains 8 photos)
GREY SQUIRRELS portfolio
(Contains 2 photos)
AMERICAN MINK portfolio
(Contains 0 photos)
THE AMPHIBIANS & REPTILE GALLERY portfolio
 
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