Shetland landscape photography

Scenic landscapes are not hard to come by in Shetland. The coastline, hills, lochs and even the towns and villages can have a wonderful aesthetic. These landscapes are all enhanced by the quality of light you experience at 60° north, especially in Winter when the sun is very low in the sky. I find Shetland's coastal scenery immensely dramatic. There are over 1000 miles of coastline, and much of this is very exposed to the harshest of elements. Such conditions have created some stunning rock formations and dramatic cliffscapes.

Stormy seas and cliffs

Looking towards Hamnavoe, Burra

A view of the island of Foula and a small fishing boat

View of Foula from Hamnavoe, Burra

Sun shining through the clouds above the town of Lerwick

Looking South across Lerwick Harbour

Coast line near Fladdabister

Leea Geo, Fladdabister

St Ninian's Isle from Mossy Hill at sunset

St Ninian's Isle from Mossy Hill

Cliffs and lighthouse at Sumburgh Head

Sumburgh Head

The cliffs at Westerwick

The cliffs at Westerwick

Sun shining through the clouds over the coast of Burra

Looking south from Hamnavoe, Burra

Cliffs near Dale of Walls

Steis Point, Dale of Walls

Stormy seas and the cliffs at the Ness of Burgi

Hog of the Ness and Horse Island

Looking down at gannets on the cliffs at Hermaness

The gannet colony at Hermaness, Unst

The cliffs at Houssness, Burra

Houssness, Burra

Waves rolling in at Quendale beach on a windy day.

Quendale beach

The beach at Lang Ayre

The beach at Lang Ayre