Let's cool our feet off by Kasia-D

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Sheep wander relatively free all over the highlands and islands of Scotland. Just as cows do in the Alps in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Of course, they belong to a particular farmer. Often they use paint coding to identify who owns which animal as they wander and enjoy the grass where it grows.

But this was the first time that I’ve seen sheep and cows together in an open pasture in Scotland, free to wander over the road between Bowmore and Port Charlotte, and take a dip in the cooling waters of Loch Indaal, a sea loch on the Atlantic.

One cow seemed to paddle further and further as her friends chided her to watch out:-)

The perfect accompaniment by Julie Fowlis Bodaich Odhar Hoghaigearraidh

Location: Between Bridgend and Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-200mm. Captured in RAW. Post-pro and montage in CS4 with NikColor.

Dedicated to Frannie


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Born in Scotland, at home in Europe, I am a passionate semi-professional photographer with eclectic tastes who loves to travel and capture images of our beautiful world. Check out my gallery or contact me directly for contract work or customization.
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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 1 year ago

    Aren’t they wonderful, in their water hole. So pretty too; love the largest one, showing the house in the distance.

  • Frannie, when you drive in the Highlands and Islands you get used to sheep wandering across the road. But I’ve never seen cattle like this and together with sheep. The black cow in the shot you love kept wading further out much to the distraction of her two friends:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 1 year ago

    Perfect picture postcard to send home tae the folks Kasia :o)

  • Hey, Robin, if you go to Islay you can send it:-) The cows and sheep definitely seemed to be enjoying their skinny dip:-))

    – Kasia-D

  • kostolany244
    kostolany244about 1 year ago

    Looks just amazing.

  • It was quite amazing – never seen this although sheep often wander all over the place in the Highlands and Islands:-)

    – Kasia-D

    JUSTARTabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 1 year ago


  • Vitta, thank you:-))

    – Kasia-D

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