Seal near Ardnave Point, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a Seal in the water, head sticking out
Seal near Ardnave Point, Isle of Islay

Ardnave is one of the best places on Islay to spot/watch seals (other good places include Portnahaven and the south coast past Ardbeg). This one was watching me watching it near Ardnave Point on a nice June afternoon.

Seal on Kilchoman beach, Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a seal on a beachIt was first spotted at the foot of the Kilchoman dunes by some people walking their dog (luckily their dog was on a leash). Having been disturbed this seal then slowly made its way across the beach back to the safety of the water. Seals aren’t the fastest on land, so it took it quite some time.