Fans were delighted when Sir David Attenborough joined Instagram yesterday to get their wildlife fix, so we decided to take a look at the Scottish Instagram accounts who are posting the most stunning shots.
We stumbled across this Instagram account by total chance and we are so glad we did!
Kate Stevenson and Clare Harte are two Scottish sisters who have a passion for wildlife photography – and it definitely shows!
Their Insta grid is jam packed with some absolutely stunning shots that we’re sure Sir Attenborough himself would appreciate.
Kate and Clare lost their dad in 2015, he was a photographer and the pair said that going out taking pictures of wildlife just seemed to be something that brought them closer after he died.
Claire said: “We specifically concentrate on Scottish wildlife because we are lucky enough have some incredibly special species and we love seeing them and sharing our pictures with others. We enjoying sharing this experience with each other, even though it came from such a bad time in our lives.”
You can visit their website here
ScotchBonnett_ is a stunning Instagram account run by Sam Bonnett. Sam is from Arrochar and started taking photographs to help with anxiety.
Taking pictures of wildlife is a hobby for Sam and his work is absolutely incredible.
Sam said: “I started taking photos to help me manage some anxiety. I love the wildlife photography so much because I find it really challenging, especially with the amount of space it has to hide in!”
He added: “I love Scottish/British wildlife. I think it gets taken for granted that its right on our doorstep. There’s been Northen Bottlenose Whales in the loch this week and no one seems to have batted an eyelid!”
You can view his Instagram here.
We’ve been following this account for years and the only word to describe it is – breathtaking.
Scott Jackson is a excellent photographer from Motherwell and his work is so popular, he has racked up over 15,000 followers on his Instagram account.
As well as out of this world wildlife shots, Scott also captures some stunning scenic photographs from the most beautiful places in Scotland.
Scott said: “My photography always grew hand in hand with my love for Scotland and the Highlands. I’ve been shooting commercially for a few years now but always make the time to capture the wildlife that Scotland has to offer. Not many things come close to seeing some of these wonderful animals in their natural habitats.”
You can check out Scott’s incredible work here.
JD Captures is an account run by John Dryden of Motherwell.
Much like ScotchBonnett, John captures pictures as a hobby and his work is simply stunning.
As well as wildlife photographs, John’s account captures an array of stunning scenic snaps from all over Scotland.
John said: “I’m quite new to photography and found wildlife helped with getting to grip with what settings to use. I also like highlighting what what wildlife is living right under our noses.”
You can follow his account here.
Andy Sommerville is a 46-year-old dad from Wishaw, who loves to see new places and capture nature on his Nikon D500 200-500.
Andy said: “I have always had an appreciation of the great outdoors and through my photography I have found a way to relax but also find a fulfilling way to spend my spare time. I love early rises and seeing wildlife as it wakes in the morning light.”
You can follow Andy on Instagram here.