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Lights..Camera's..

Hi Everyone,

I was out at sea doing a bit of filming about our dolphins with Timeline Films for their “Grand Tours of Scotland” programme, presented by film-maker and historian Paul Murton. It was a grey start to the day at 8am but almost right away on leaving Avoch Harbour with Dolphin Trips Avoch (whose boat was chartered for the morning) we came across Zephyr and Breeze who were chasing sprats and Scoopy was around too. We went as far as the Cromarty Firth and prepared to sit for a while at the South Sutor to do my bit to camera, just as we were slowing down a big dolphin with lots of new rake marks and scratches overtook us. You can see Paul (wearing the brown hat) and the sound recordist and cameraman in the shot below as we were waiting to see if any more dolphins were around.

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©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

Nothing else showed up at the South Sutor but on the way back we had Rainbow right beside us near Chanonry and a few other dolphins in the distance came a bit closer and all caught on camera which was great. Job done !

It was a really nice mornings work and Paul and the crew were great to work with, I’m looking forward to the new series starting in October.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin