Tag Archives: Wildlife

Weekly photo challenge: Fun


In Spring this year,  I was at The Sound when I spotted some seals basking on the rocks. A group of swimmers and their kayak support team appeared around the rocks and to my surprise the seals decided to join in. The seals popped up unexpectedly, swam alongside or followed the group, sometimes making enormous splashes when they resurfaced.

The Sound is a stunning location in the South of the Isle of Man where sightings of whales and dolphins are also often reported.



Waiter! There’s a fly in my soup!


Nature can be both amazing and wicked and I witnessed this yesterday at Ballannette Wetlands in the Isle of Man. I noticed a few large black insects on the water generating a centrifuge with the sole purpose of pulling their prey straight into their grasp. An ingenious plan! The smaller critters had no escape as the whirligig became wider and more and more were forced into the danger zone. Nature at it’s best and most cruellest!

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