Fair Isle has a permanent bird observatory, founded by George Waterston in 1948. Because of its importance as a bird migration watchpoint, it provides virtually all of the accommodation on the island.
The light, that is the reason for our photography holidays to both Fair Isle & Skomer which enables the capture of images like this
It is also the perfect place for capturing the ‘classic puffin image’, that with a bill that could literally hold no more sand eels, as demonstrated here, by one of the Fair Isle Atlantic Puffins as it return to it’s burrow.
And one cannot pass up the opportunity for golden light, staying on the island allows for photography at all times of day, whether that be early in the morning or late in the evening, bathed in golden light at the end of the day, one of Fair Isle’s Atlantic Puffins emerges from it’s burrow.
Here are more of the images that Stuart managed to capture whilst on Fair Isle