Posted by: orcaweb | May 8, 2011

Calm seas

It was a blue-grey evening. The high cirrus merged with the breathless sea. Heat haze cut vision to about 1 mile, so that the horizon was lost bar a thin ribbon of pink from the setting sun. Nothing moved. Even the restless greater black-backed gulls lulled in the motionless waters. At 19:30, a solitary trace started to divide the water. A harbour porpoise; but not even its dorsal fin breaking the surface of the flat sea. After following this line for several seconds, the animal finally revealed itself for a brief moment and was gone. A truly mystical moment.

Richard – Wildlife Officer


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