Seals near John O'Groats, Caithness

Seals at Sannick Bay in Caithness, Highlands of Scotland

Photographs of seals taken at Sannick Bay in Caithness near John O'Groats

Seals playing and relaxing on Sannick Beach in the Highlands

Seals in the Highlands of Scotland

Scotland Wildlife Watching - Seals

Scotland has many areas where you can observe wildlife in outstanding areas of natural beauty and Caithness is no exception as you will discover when you visit Scotland and explore the far north.

Caithness is the location for wildlife watching for whales, dolphins, birds and of course seals. You can take wildlife watching sea trips from John O'Groats and Wick, or travel around the coast and explore many locations on foot.

Pictures of Seals photographed in October 2012 at Sannick Beach near John O'Groats. Watch the video of seals at Sannick Bay.

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Seals in Caithness beach

Photographs of Seals in Scotland

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did taking them. Plan your next holiday and choose Scotland as your next vacation or short break. Visit Scotland's highlands and Islands for the best experience in wilderness holidays, or for a luxury holiday break in the most beautiful scenery in Scotland - choose the Scottish Highlands.

Seals on beach

Having arrived at Sannick beach to walk our two collie dogs I met a local couple who informed me that seals were on the beach and that they also had young with them. I followed their advice and left the dogs in the car after I having taken them for a short walk and played with them near the grassy car park. In fact there is a good walk along the top of the sand dunes for walking dogs (or children) which means you can observe the wildlfe without disturbing them by walking along the beach. It is a good idea to take a pair of binoculars with you as you will be amazed at the range of birds and other wildlife in Caithness on coastal walks.

Seals and Seal Pups

Seals and Seal Pups

I used the built in zoom lens in my two Panasonic digital cameras to photograph the seals to minimize the disturbance to the seals.

Wildlife photography - seals

Seals playing

Seals larking about in the sea

Seals on the beach in Caithness

Seals on beach in the Highlands of Scotland

Seals and wildlife on the Caithness coast

Seals having fun in the surf

Seals and young pups having fun in the surf

Seals and young pups having enjoying the water

Seals and young pups having enjoying the water

Pictures of Seals in the surf and on the beach

Taking it easy a large seal sunbathing

Seals and Seal Pups

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Seals in Caithness

Seals in Highland Scotland and Caithness

Picture of Seals on beach

Picture of Seals on beach in Scotland

Seals

Seals having a nap

Seals lying on a beach in the north of Scotland

Seals and wildlife on the Caithness coast

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