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26 Jun Trip Out To Bass Rock

Source: Maclean Photographic

This morning I took a boat out to Bass Rock with a view of taking my second landing trip in two years with the Scottish Seabird Centre.  This was actually my fourth attempt to do this trip as the previous three occasions were cancelled due to the weather.  With finger crossed I headed down to Dunbar Harbour this morning and all looked to be OK as we boarded the ‘Fisher Lassie’.  However our hopes were dashed when the swell was too big and we couldn’t land safely on the Bass so the skipper made the call to abandon the landing in the interests of safety, which we totally supported.

Anyway there was an opportunity to circle Bass Rock and grab some images of the 150,000 birds that call the big lump of rock home.

Using the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and either the XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6 or Samyang 8mm f2.8 fisheye I set about capturing some images.

Here are a few examples of the images I captured this morning.  I will be hoping to actually land on Bass Rock later this summer with the Scottish Seabird Centre…

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