St Abbs is a small fishing village located on the southeast coast of Scotland, in the Berwickshire area of the Scottish Borders.

This view is from the harbour area looking out to St Abbs Head, a landmark site for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. This National Nature Reserve is home to thousands of guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills, shags, fulmars, puffins and herring gulls nesting on narrow ledges from April to August, and the cliffs here offer a spectacular vantage point for observing their behaviour.

St Abbs was originally known as Coldingham Shore, the name was changed in the 1890’s to St Abbs. The new name was derived from St Abb’s Head, a rocky promontory located to the north of the village, itself named after St Aebbe.

St. Abbs is a popular site for Scuba Divers. The sea around the village is unusually clear, in contrast to the more silt-laden coastal waters further to the north or south. These clear waters and the spectacular underwater scenery resulted in Britain’s first Voluntary Marine Reserve being established at St. Abbs. The Marine Reserve was established on 18 August 1984 by David Bellamy.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200
Handheld

Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro.

Featured in : Nature’s Paintbrush : 13 Feb 13

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Julie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning photo!

  • Thank you so much Stephen …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 2 years ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture Tom

  • Thank you kindly Larry …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 2 years ago

    impressive and beautiful image

  • Thank you so much Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous scene

  • Always appreciated Mik …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    I am admiring the wonderful house in the image…………………what a lovely place to live………………..beautiful image Tom………………………..x

  • Thank you dear Joyce, they have an amazing view, lucky people …

    – Tom Gomez

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoalmost 2 years ago

    Tom, Outstanding composition.
    Bob

  • Thank you kindly Bob …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 2 years ago

    After Adrian Evans’ snowy pictures, this is a delight, Tom!

  • Thank you kindly David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 2 years ago

    beautiful

  • Thank you so much Ray …

    – Tom Gomez

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