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The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust has been leading the way for the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the Hebrides for over two decades. HWDT research has critically advanced the understanding of the whale and dolphin populations that visit seasonally or are resident within Scotland’s west coast seas. Based on the Isle of Mull, in the heart of the Hebrides, HDWT works directly with local communities to ensure whales, dolphins and porpoises are protected and valued throughout Scotland’s west coast. Each year their specialist research vessel, Silurian, travels thousands of nautical miles, monitoring Hebridean seas, to increase our understanding of cetaceans and the threats they face, and bringing marine education to life through their unique floating classroom.

Nature Picture Library is delighted to support the work of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust as our nominated conservation charity for July - September 2017. We will make a donation from our sales revenue which will contribute towards the purchase of computer equipment to support HWDT's vital education work.
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)just under surface, off Shetland, Scotland, UK. First ever underwater images of humpbacks in British waters.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)just under surface, off Shetland, Scotland, UK. First ever underwater images of humpbacks in British waters.
Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) close up of dolphin surfing at speed, Hebrides, Scotland, UK.  -  TOM WALMSLEY
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TOM WALMSLEY / Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) close up of dolphin surfing at speed, Hebrides, Scotland, UK.
Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) breaching, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) breaching, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June
Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) bow-riding, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) bow-riding, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust survey and teaching boat 'Silurian' Scotland, UK, July 2016.  -  HWDT Crew
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HWDT Crew / Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust survey and teaching boat 'Silurian' Scotland, UK, July 2016.
Adult Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) surfacing near Isle of Eigg, Scotland. June 2006  -  Chris Gomersall
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Chris Gomersall / Adult Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) surfacing near Isle of Eigg, Scotland. June 2006
Coastal cliffs, Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Muñoz
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Muñoz / Coastal cliffs, Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June 2009
Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, July.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, July.
Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) at surface, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) at surface, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June
Rock archway at sunset, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, September 2014.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Rock archway at sunset, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, September 2014.
Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), Shetland, Scotland, UK, October.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), Shetland, Scotland, UK, October.
Atlantic surging around rocks in Saligo Bay, Islay, Scotland, January 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Benvie / Atlantic surging around rocks in Saligo Bay, Islay, Scotland, January 2009
Humpback whale  (Megaptera novaeangliae) just under surface, off Shetland, Scotland, UK.  First ever underwater images of humpbacks in British waters  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) just under surface, off Shetland, Scotland, UK. First ever underwater images of humpbacks in British waters
Long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) two surfacing, Andfjorden, Andya, Norway July  -  Espen Bergersen
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Espen Bergersen / Long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) two surfacing, Andfjorden, Andya, Norway July
View across Sound of Taransay to North Harris hills in stormy weather , West Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, September 2014.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / View across Sound of Taransay to North Harris hills in stormy weather , West Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, September 2014.
Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) swimming just beneath surface, Santa Maria Island, Azores, North Atlantic  -  Jordi Chias
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Jordi Chias / Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) swimming just beneath surface, Santa Maria Island, Azores, North Atlantic
Seaweeds, including a canopy of Spagetti seaweed (Himanthalia elongata) growing in a shallow channel, Cairns of Coll, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Seaweeds, including a canopy of Spagetti seaweed (Himanthalia elongata) growing in a shallow channel, Cairns of Coll, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) surfing in a breaking wave, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) surfing in a breaking wave, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June
Risso dolphins surfacing {Grampus griseus} Pico Island Azores Atlantic Ocean NOT FOR SALE IN US  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Risso dolphins surfacing {Grampus griseus} Pico Island Azores Atlantic Ocean NOT FOR SALE IN US
Wildlife watching tourists on the observation deck of Sea Life Surveys boat Sula Beag at the Cairns of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Wildlife watching tourists on the observation deck of Sea Life Surveys boat Sula Beag at the Cairns of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011
Common dolphin porpoising, Gibraltar Straits  -  TOM WALMSLEY
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TOM WALMSLEY / Common dolphin porpoising, Gibraltar Straits
The impressive fortress island of Boreray in the World Heritage Site of St Kilda. St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. May.  -  Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / The impressive fortress island of Boreray in the World Heritage Site of St Kilda. St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. May.
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust survey and teaching boat 'Silurian' under sail off the coast of St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. July 2006.  -  Peter Stevick
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Peter Stevick / Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust survey and teaching boat 'Silurian' under sail off the coast of St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK. July 2006.
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust survey aboard their boat 'Silurian' Scotland, UK, May 2017.  -  Frazer Coombes
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Frazer Coombes / Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust survey aboard their boat 'Silurian' Scotland, UK, May 2017.
Children studying aboard Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust survey boat and 'floating classroom' Eoligarry, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, March.
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Children studying aboard Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust survey boat and 'floating classroom' Eoligarry, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, March.
Children studying whale tooth in the floating classroom aboard the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust survey and teaching boat 'Silurian' Port Ellen, Islay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, April 2016.
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Children studying whale tooth in the floating classroom aboard the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust survey and teaching boat 'Silurian' Port Ellen, Islay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, April 2016.
Ocean off North Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, February 2014. Long time exposure  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Ocean off North Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, February 2014. Long time exposure
Traigh Ghriais beach, North east Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Muñoz
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Muñoz / Traigh Ghriais beach, North east Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June 2009
Wave breaking into Saligo Bay, Islay, Argyll, Scotland, UK. February (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Wave breaking into Saligo Bay, Islay, Argyll, Scotland, UK. February (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Swarm of Common / Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita)in sea loch, Isle of Mull, Scotland. June.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Swarm of Common / Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita)in sea loch, Isle of Mull, Scotland. June.
Killer whales (Orcinus orca) following Shetland pelagic trawler 'Charisma', near Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October 2012.  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Killer whales (Orcinus orca) following Shetland pelagic trawler 'Charisma', near Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October 2012.
Orca / Killer whale {Orcinus orca} at surface, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK  -  Juan Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Orca / Killer whale {Orcinus orca} at surface, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK
Tufts of seaweed growing on a shallow seabed, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Tufts of seaweed growing on a shallow seabed, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June
Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) bow-riding, watched by tourist, Hebrides, UK, August  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) bow-riding, watched by tourist, Hebrides, UK, August
Passengers on observation deck of Sea Life Surveys vessel Sula Beag watching a Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) bow riding in the Sound of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011. 2020VIS...  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Passengers on observation deck of Sea Life Surveys vessel Sula Beag watching a Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) bow riding in the Sound of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011. 2020VIS...
Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) breaching, near Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. June.  -  Chris Gomersall
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Chris Gomersall / Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) breaching, near Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. June.
Killer whale (Orcinus orca) following Shetland pelagic trawler 'Charisma', near Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October 2012.  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Killer whale (Orcinus orca) following Shetland pelagic trawler 'Charisma', near Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October 2012.
Killer whale / Orca (Orcinus orca) mature male in the foreground, with other mature males visible behind, Norway, January  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Killer whale / Orca (Orcinus orca) mature male in the foreground, with other mature males visible behind, Norway, January
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) tail fluke visible as whale dives. outside Andoya, Norway March  -  Espen Bergersen
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Espen Bergersen / Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) tail fluke visible as whale dives. outside Andoya, Norway March
Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) taking a curious peep out of the water, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) taking a curious peep out of the water, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July
Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) resting on a bed of seaweed, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate.  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) resting on a bed of seaweed, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) hauled out on a sandy beach. Mingulay, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. June.  -  Brent  Stephenson
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Brent Stephenson / Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) hauled out on a sandy beach. Mingulay, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. June.
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding on plankton in the surface waters around the island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The largest Basking sha...  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding on plankton in the surface waters around the island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The largest Basking sha...
Rear view of Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding on plankton in the surface waters around the island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. Did you know? The basking shark is the world's...  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Rear view of Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding on plankton in the surface waters around the island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. Did you know? The basking shark is the world's...
Two Basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) with two photographers, Mull, Scotland, June 2009. WWE INDOOR EXHIBITION. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION.  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Sá
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Sá / Two Basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) with two photographers, Mull, Scotland, June 2009. WWE INDOOR EXHIBITION. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION.
European river otter (Lutra lutra) resting amongst the seaweed, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, December  -  Danny Green / 2020VISION
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Danny Green / 2020VISION / European river otter (Lutra lutra) resting amongst the seaweed, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, December
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding at the surface on plankton, Cairns Of Coll, Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, North East Atlantic Ocean, June  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding at the surface on plankton, Cairns Of Coll, Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, North East Atlantic Ocean, June
Two European river otters (Lutra lutra) play fighting in the water, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, December  -  Danny Green / 2020VISION
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Danny Green / 2020VISION / Two European river otters (Lutra lutra) play fighting in the water, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, December
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