Scotland has many areas where you can observe wildlife in outstanding areas of natural beauty and Caithness is no exception as you will discover when you visit Scotland and explore the far north.
Caithness is the location for wildlife watching for whales, dolphins, birds and of course seals. You can take wildlife watching sea trips from John O'Groats and Wick, or travel around the coast and explore many locations on foot.
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I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did taking them. Plan your next holiday and choose Scotland as your next vacation or short break. Visit Scotland's highlands and Islands for the best experience in wilderness holidays, or for a luxury holiday break in the most beautiful scenery in Scotland - choose the Scottish Highlands.
Having arrived at Sannick beach to walk our two collie dogs I met a local couple who informed me that seals were on the beach and that they also had young with them. I followed their advice and left the dogs in the car after I having taken them for a short walk and played with them near the grassy car park. In fact there is a good walk along the top of the sand dunes for walking dogs (or children) which means you can observe the wildlfe without disturbing them by walking along the beach. It is a good idea to take a pair of binoculars with you as you will be amazed at the range of birds and other wildlife in Caithness on coastal walks.
I used the built in zoom lens in my two Panasonic digital cameras to photograph the seals to minimize the disturbance to the seals.