Treshnish - Extraordinary Memories from the Atlantic Ocean

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There are something special with memories. Some of them are always in our minds, while others slowly but surely disappear...
During summer 2009 I spent some days at the Treshnish Isles and my time here gave me both breathtaking experiences as well as memories for life...


The Treshnish Isles is an archipelago of small islands and skerries at the west coast of Scotland. This archipelago is a part of the Inner Hebrides. The unique landscape of these islands offers a rich wildlife, over water as well as under water.


The reason why we came here was the basking shark. While recording different shark species for our film”Sharks in Cold Waters” we spent summer 2009 in the waters around the west coast of Scotland. In our search of the next biggest shark in the world, the basking shark, we spent some nights in a small bay of the Treshish Isles. This stay gave us much more experiences than we ever had been thinking of.


The Treshnish Isles are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, one of the reson for this is the huge population of cliff- and burrow-nesting seabirds. During our stay here we understand why.., the sea birds were everywhere...
These birds was not even afraid of us, they just looked at us and our cameras and gave us fantastic recording opportunities.


"Clown of the ocean" or "sea parrot", the puffin has got many nicknames... and the early morning sun gave us perfect shooting light of these beautiful birds...


The puffins are not only beautiful, these extraordinary birds seems quite romantic too...


This very special morning would soon show to be even more fantastic. While photographing all the wild sea birds we enjoyed the great view of the Atlantic ocean. And then we hardly could believe when we saw a huge basking shark slowly swimming at the surface.


The following hours we spent in the water together with this majestic creature...


Once again, the Treshnish Isles gave me both experiences and memories for life and with great expectations I am really looking forward to our new film- and sailing expedition next year...








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