Scotland

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Wren

tags: Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes, Wildlife of Scotland, Image of the Day Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes, near Bridge of Orchy, Scotland. Known in Europe as “the” wren, and in North America as the Winter Wren. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

The Amazing Hook-Nosed Sea Pig

tags: Gray Seal, Halichoerus grypus, Wildlife of Scotland, Image of the Day Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view]. Gray Seal, Halichoerus grypus, at the ferry dock in Uig (Isle of Skye, Scotland). The translation of the scientific name for this species is “hook-nosed sea pig”.

Steinacleit Stone Circle

tags: Steinacleit stone circle, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, Image of the Day Steinacleit stone circle, near Shader (Siader) on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Construction of this circle probably began about 2000 BC. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

Fishing Hole

tags: fishing hole, River Orchy, Scottish highlands, Image of the Day Fishing hole on the River Orchy in the Scottish Highlands. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle

tags: Pobull Fhinn stone circle, North Uist, Loch Langass, Scotland, Image of the Day Pobull Fhinn. Stones at Pobull Fhinn, a stone circle on North Uist. On the shores of Loch Langass (visible in the picture), and about 1/2 mile south of the Barpa Langass tomb. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

Callanais Stone Circle, 4

tags: Callanis Stone Circle, Callanish, Isle of Lewis Scotland, Image of the Day Detail of one of the Callanish stones. The stones are Lewisian gneiss, formed approximately 2.5 billion years ago. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

Callanais Stone Circle, 3

tags: Callanis Stone Circle, Callanish, Isle of Lewis Scotland, Image of the Day Callanish (Callanais) stone circle on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. This image present a view of central monolith and central cairn. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008. [larger view].

Callanais Stone Circle, 2

tags: Callanis Stone Circle, Callanish, Isle of Lewis Scotland, Image of the Day Callanish (Callanais) stone circle on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Earliest construction at this site dates to 3000 BC. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

Callanais Stone Circle, 1

tags: Callanais Stone Circle, Callanish, Isle of Lewis Scotland, Image of the Day Callanish. Callanish (Callanais) stone circle on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. View from southeast. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

Butt of Lewis

tags: Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Lewis Scotland, Image of the Day Butt (north end) of the Isle of Lewis, approx. 58.5º N. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].