Quiraing (Cuith-Raing)

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    Up very early one morning to drive to the Quirang in the north east of the Isle of Skye to catch some fantastic light. The landscape here is a series of fractured towers and pinnacles (which are actually behind me in this shot, but will appear in later pictures) caused by landslips over millions of years. Apparently it's still occurring as the road at the bottom of the Quirang requires to be repaired just about every year because of land movement. It's a wonderful, fantastical place which wouldn't look out of place in Middle Earth and, in fact, parts of the movie 'Stardust' were filmed here.

    At this time in the morning (about 7.00 am) I was lucky enough to be the only person here with only an eagle overhead and some wheatears flitting beside me for company. It was a great experience just to sit alone in this tremendous landsape and just drink it all in...
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    1. Iv. 75 55 months ago | reply


    2. jsmora 55 months ago | reply

      muy buen paisaje...excelente toma !!! fv

    3. gsikich1 55 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture.

    4. lisaluvz 55 months ago | reply

      Goodness me, what a gorgeous snapshot! I've heard the Isle of Skye is a wonderful place and this makes me want to go

    5. walla2chick 55 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing your early morning experience with us. I'd favorite this 10x over if it were possible!

    6. michael.gardner15 [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      Magnificent landscape!

    7. m+m+t 55 months ago | reply

      Very impressive & well worth getting up for!
      Me & the boyz would love a walk here.

    8. The_Photo_Boy 55 months ago | reply

      lovely - fantastic landscape shot

    9. Keartona 55 months ago | reply

      I've never seen it look sooooo green.

    10. jose_abc 55 months ago | reply

      Very nice picture. Wonderful composition :-)

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    11. rivadock4 54 months ago | reply

      This is a nice view. The trail is very inviting and the lake needs to be explored.

    12. SueT1912 54 months ago | reply


    13. catherineb2010 54 months ago | reply

      Wow, what a gorgeous landscape, and some dedication getting up that early!

    14. Rui Almeida. 54 months ago | reply

      great shot, congratulations for the explore
      Seen in the interestingness archives. ( ?² )

    15. walla2chick 54 months ago | reply

      Taking another look and love it even more, it that's possible.

    16. She's Clearly a Bad Influence On Herself 53 months ago | reply

      What GORGEOUS country you live in!

    17. artland 49 months ago | reply

      This is a wonderful shot!
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    18. domi walts 45 months ago | reply

      most wonderful colors and a great composition!

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