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Walrus in Caithness, Scotland

Pictures of "Wally" the Arctic Walrus in Caithness during 2018

Orkney and the north of Scotland around Caithness and Sutherland had an unusual visitor from the arctic with the walrus dubbed "wally" in 2018. This was the first sighting of a walrus in UK waters for around 5 years and thousands of people went to the harbour and beach locations where this now famous walrus used to sleep and sunbath. Reported in local and national newspapers he eventually left and travelled north, hopefully getting back to his home in the arctic.

Walrus in Caithness, Scotland.

Wally the walrus on a beach near Wick harbour in Caithness in 2018.



Walrus at Wick in Caithness in 2018

Walrus

"Wally" seemed to like the attention from the hundreds of people who came to see him and take pictures.

Walrus Pictures

Walrus pictures

Peedie Sands are worth the effort to get down to the beach, best when the tide is out.

Sleeping walrus picture

I have always been a bit sad that I photographed this wonderful animal beside a discarded plastic bottle.

Walrus looking around

Walrus

Sleepy Walrus

Walrus on beach

Walrus on beach, sleeping and sunbathing

Walrus on beach, sleeping and sunbathing

Walrus sunbathing

Walrus sunbathing

Walrus on beach

Walrus on beach

Wally the walrus

Walrus nicknamed Wally on beach in the north of Scotland

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