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The seas around Scotland are very rich in marine life and are home to large populations of seals and seabirds. SCOTLAND: The Big Picture is working towards a stronger network of Marine Protected Areas.
Gannets (Morus bassanus) diving to feed on discarded fish, Shetland, Scotland, UK, April.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Gannets (Morus bassanus) diving to feed on discarded fish, Shetland, Scotland, UK, April.
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming towards camera, Orkney, Scotland, UK, August.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming towards camera, Orkney, Scotland, UK, August.
View towards Isle of Rum from Singing Sands Beach, Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, April 2014.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / View towards Isle of Rum from Singing Sands Beach, Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, April 2014.
Lesser spotted catshark / Dogfish shark (Scyliorhinus canicula) amongst seaweed on a maerl bed, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Lesser spotted catshark / Dogfish shark (Scyliorhinus canicula) amongst seaweed on a maerl bed, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.
Seascape impression, Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, October 2016.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Seascape impression, Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, October 2016.
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.
European river otter (Lutra lutra) carrying a Scorpionfish (Taurulus bubalis) ashore, Shetland, Scotland, UK, March.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / European river otter (Lutra lutra) carrying a Scorpionfish (Taurulus bubalis) ashore, Shetland, Scotland, UK, March.
Queen scallop (Aequipecten opercularis) with ripe gonads, Shetland, Scotland, UK, May.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Queen scallop (Aequipecten opercularis) with ripe gonads, Shetland, Scotland, UK, May.
Jewel anemone (Corynactis viridis), Sula Sgeir, Outer Hebrides / Western Isles, Scotland, UK, September.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Jewel anemone (Corynactis viridis), Sula Sgeir, Outer Hebrides / Western Isles, Scotland, UK, September.
Fireworks anemone (Pachycerianthus multiplicatus), Loch Duich, Highlands, Scotland, UK, January.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Fireworks anemone (Pachycerianthus multiplicatus), Loch Duich, Highlands, Scotland, UK, January.
Gannets (Morus bassanus) diving to feed on discarded fish, Shetland, Scotland, UK, April.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Gannets (Morus bassanus) diving to feed on discarded fish, Shetland, Scotland, UK, April.
Anemones (Sagartia sp) living amongst a kelp forest, North Rona, Outer Hebrides / Western Isles, Scotland, UK, July.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Anemones (Sagartia sp) living amongst a kelp forest, North Rona, Outer Hebrides / Western Isles, Scotland, UK, July.
Beach and sea at Mangurstadh / Mangersta long time exposure, , Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, April 2013.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Beach and sea at Mangurstadh / Mangersta long time exposure, , Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, April 2013.
Horse mussel (Modiolus modiolus) bed with Brittlestars (Ophiothrix fragilis) and Edible crab (Cancer pagurus), Shetland, Scotland, UK, September.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Horse mussel (Modiolus modiolus) bed with Brittlestars (Ophiothrix fragilis) and Edible crab (Cancer pagurus), Shetland, Scotland, UK, September.
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.
Coast at twilight, Burghead, Moray, Scotland, UK, February 2014.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Coast at twilight, Burghead, Moray, Scotland, UK, February 2014.
Sea stacks in stormy sea, Mangurstadh / Mangersta, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, April 2014.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Sea stacks in stormy sea, Mangurstadh / Mangersta, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, April 2014.
Tourists on boat watching Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, July 2013.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Tourists on boat watching Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, July 2013.
Jewel anemone (Corynactis viridis), North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May. Small repro only.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Jewel anemone (Corynactis viridis), North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May. Small repro only.
Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) colony overlooking sea, amongst Thrift (Armeria maritima), Fair Isle, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) colony overlooking sea, amongst Thrift (Armeria maritima), Fair Isle, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July.
Sea stacks in morning light, Duncansby Head, John O Groats, Caithness, Scotland, UK, April 2015.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Sea stacks in morning light, Duncansby Head, John O Groats, Caithness, Scotland, UK, April 2015.
Three Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, July.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Three Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, July.
Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) bow riding a ship, Moray Firth, Inverness, Scotland, UK, July 2014.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) bow riding a ship, Moray Firth, Inverness, Scotland, UK, July 2014.
Two Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, July 2014.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Two Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, July 2014.
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.
Stormy light over Mangurstadh / Mangersta beach, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, October 2014.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Stormy light over Mangurstadh / Mangersta beach, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, October 2014.
Yesnaby sea stack in stormy light, Orkney, Scotland, October 2014.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Yesnaby sea stack in stormy light, Orkney, Scotland, October 2014.
Rocks in sea at Rackwick Bay in stormy light, Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK, October 2014.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Rocks in sea at Rackwick Bay in stormy light, Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK, October 2014.
Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) in flight over sea at sunset, Shetland , Scotland, UK, June.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) in flight over sea at sunset, Shetland , Scotland, UK, June.
Sea stack and Talisker Beach, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, September 2013.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Sea stack and Talisker Beach, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, September 2013.
Curled octopus (Eledone cirrhosa) swimming over sea floor, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Curled octopus (Eledone cirrhosa) swimming over sea floor, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.
Common sunstar (Crossaster papposus) amongst hydroids (Nemertesia ramosa) and red algae with plankton bloom in background, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Common sunstar (Crossaster papposus) amongst hydroids (Nemertesia ramosa) and red algae with plankton bloom in background, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.
Elegant anemone (Sagartia elegans) and Plumose anemone (Metridium senile) with fish swimming in plankton bloom in background, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Elegant anemone (Sagartia elegans) and Plumose anemone (Metridium senile) with fish swimming in plankton bloom in background, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.
Three people including driver and two divers in dive boat with Holy Island in the background, Lamlash Bay, Isle of Arran, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Scotland, UK, August 2016.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Three people including driver and two divers in dive boat with Holy Island in the background, Lamlash Bay, Isle of Arran, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Scotland, UK, August 2016.
Bivalve siphons projecting up through the maerl in no take zone, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Bivalve siphons projecting up through the maerl in no take zone, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.
Harbour crab (Liocarcinus depurator) in maerl bed, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Harbour crab (Liocarcinus depurator) in maerl bed, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.
Spey Fishery Board biologists electrofishing on the river Dulnain to survey Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fry and parr, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, September 2015.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Spey Fishery Board biologists electrofishing on the river Dulnain to survey Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fry and parr, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, September 2015.
Man and woman rear view, photographing White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) taking fish, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK, May.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Man and woman rear view, photographing White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) taking fish, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK, May.
Spiny starfish (Marthasterias glacialis) and Lesser cylinder anemone (Cerianthus lloydii) in no take zone, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Spiny starfish (Marthasterias glacialis) and Lesser cylinder anemone (Cerianthus lloydii) in no take zone, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.
Hermit crabs (Pagurus bernhardus) in lost lobster pot / creel, Orkney, Scotland, UK, January.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Hermit crabs (Pagurus bernhardus) in lost lobster pot / creel, Orkney, Scotland, UK, January.
Local fishing boat with lobster pots on board, Holy Island in background, Lamlash Bay, Isle of Arran, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Scotland, UK, August 2016.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Local fishing boat with lobster pots on board, Holy Island in background, Lamlash Bay, Isle of Arran, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Scotland, UK, August 2016.
Fisherman holding two Catsharks as bycatch from a lobster pot, Lamlash Bay, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Fisherman holding two Catsharks as bycatch from a lobster pot, Lamlash Bay, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.
Catch of Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus) separated into tubes, Lamlash Bay, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August 2016.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Catch of Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus) separated into tubes, Lamlash Bay, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August 2016.
Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus) in a creel / lobster pot, Lamlash Bay, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus) in a creel / lobster pot, Lamlash Bay, South Arran Marine Protected Area, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK, August.
Stormy seas in Balnakiel Bay, Durness, Sutherland, Scotland, UK, December 2016  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Stormy seas in Balnakiel Bay, Durness, Sutherland, Scotland, UK, December 2016
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming over kelp forest, Shetland, Scotland, UK, August.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming over kelp forest, Shetland, Scotland, UK, August.
Three research crew members on yacht operated by By The Ocean We Unite Foundation, a Dutch charity exploring microplastics in the North Sea, Inverness, Scotland, UK, June 2017  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Three research crew members on yacht operated by By The Ocean We Unite Foundation, a Dutch charity exploring microplastics in the North Sea, Inverness, Scotland, UK, June 2017
Research crew on yacht operated by By The Ocean We Unite Foundation, a Dutch charity exploring microplastics in the North Sea, Inverness, Scotland, UK,  June 2017  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Research crew on yacht operated by By The Ocean We Unite Foundation, a Dutch charity exploring microplastics in the North Sea, Inverness, Scotland, UK, June 2017
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