How to photograph whales and dolphins
You don’t need to go to far off locations to photograph seemingly exotic species such as whales and dolphins – there are plenty to be found around the shores of the UK.
It’s difficult to photograph them from the shore, but there are plenty of boat trips available that will get you close enough.
You’ll need fast reactions and a little bit of luck to capture dolphins and porpoises as they surface. Whales are even more difficult to shoot because they rarely break the surface of the water, but there are still possibilities to shoot them through the water using a polariser, or when they breach or come up for air.
How to photograph otters
It’s hard to resist the appeal of these endearing creatures, but they aren’t subjects for the casual or impatient photographer. Otters are found around the Scottish coasts and on the islands of Shetland, Orkney and the Hebrides.
You’ll need plenty of patience and a long lens to get shots of them, but the results will be worth it.
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