Over 700 sightings of the world’s second largest fish were recorded by the wildlife tour operator, Basking Shark Scotland and members of the public, between April and October this year. The majority of the encounters took place near the islands of Mull, Tiree and Coll; all being established hotspots for sightings of these mysterious creatures, along with a variety of cetaceans. Just 172 Basking Sharks were spotted in 2013, with 250 documented last year. According to Basking Shark Scotland, 2015 has been their most plentiful year for sightings.
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I spent four glorious days nature-spotting on the Scottish island of Lismore last week, and the location lived up to its reputation for being a hidden gem for wildlife. Situated in the Inner Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland, with Mull to the south-west and the Isle of Jura to the south, it has a very fertile, lush landscape which hosts a surprising level of bio-diversity, given that it covers little more than nine square miles. You’ll find evidence of this in some of my photos below.
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